Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Salta Argentina Temple

Preparing for groundbreaking ceremony; groundbreaking scheduled for November 2020
Salta Argentina Temple

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Location

Ruta 51
Salta
Argentina

Announcement: 

1 April 2018

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

November 2020 by Benjamín De Hoyos

Architectural Features: 

Single attached central tower with an angel Moroni statue

Groundbreaking Ceremony

The groundbreaking date for the Salta Argentina Temple has been announced for November 2020. Elder Benjamín De Hoyos, president of the South America South Area, will preside at the event. Attendance at the temple site will be by invitation only. Because of current COVID-19 restrictions, local social distancing guidelines will be followed. The service will also be broadcast to meetinghouses in the temple district.1


Temple Rendering

On June 5, 2020, an official exterior rendering of the Salta Argentina Temple was released.


Temple Site

The Salta Argentina Temple will be constructed on a large grassy field across from the airport in southern Salta.


Temple Announcement

As part of a seven-temple announcement at the April 2018 General Conference, President Russell M. Nelson named Salta, Argentina as the location for a future temple. The Salta Argentina Temple will be the country's third after the Buenos Aires Argentina Temple and the Córdoba Argentina Temple. It will serve members living the Argentine Northwest who currently travel to the Córdoba to participate in temple services. Argentina is home to approximately 450,000 Latter-day Saints organized into over 100 stakes and districts.2


Temple Facts

The Salta Argentina Temple will be the third temple built in Argentina, following the Buenos Aires Argentina Temple (1986) and the Córdoba Argentina Temple (2015).


  1. "Groundbreaking Date Further Postponed for Salta Argentina Temple," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 17 Sept. 2020.
  2. "Seven Temples Announced as April 2018 General Conference Closes," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 1 Apr. 2018.

Buenos Aires Argentina Temple
39th dedicated temple in operation; temporarily closed
Córdoba Argentina Temple
145th dedicated temple in operation