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Salta Argentina Temple

Preparing for public open house beginning 3 May 2024; scheduled to be dedicated on 16 June 2024

Public Open House

Friday, 3 May 2024 – Saturday, 18 May 2024
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Salta Argentina Temple

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El Aybal
Ruta Nacional 51
Salta, Salta


1 April 2018

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

4 November 2020 by Benjamín De Hoyos

Public Open House: 

3–18 May 2024


16 June 2024 by D. Todd Christofferson


17.72 acres  |  7.2 hectares

Architectural Features: 

Single attached central tower with an angel Moroni statue

Ordinance Rooms: 

Two instruction rooms, two sealing rooms, and one baptistry


3,982 feet  |  1,214 meters

Open House and Dedication

The public is invited to tour the Salta Argentina Temple from Friday, May 3, through Saturday, May 18, excluding Sundays. Prior to the public open house, a media day will be held on Tuesday, April 30, and tours for invited guests will occur on Wednesday and Thursday, May 1 and 2. Elder D. Todd Christofferson will dedicate the temple on Sunday, June 16, 2024, in two sessions at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. AST.1

Groundbreaking Ceremony

"Heavenly Father, receive our grateful hearts for this significant and special day," prayed Elder Benjamín De Hoyos, president of the South America South Area, in his site dedicatory prayer for the Salta Argentina Temple. The prayer was uttered at the temple's groundbreaking ceremony held on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. Due to social distancing restrictions, the number of participants was limited. Several Church and government leaders were in attendance including the governor of Salta, Gustavo Sáenz.2

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 at the entrance to El Aybal Country Club across from the airport in southern Salta. An accommodation center and Church services building will be constructed on site alongside a residence for the temple president and matron.

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.3

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. "Open House and Dedication Dates for Temples in Guatemala, Argentina and Utah," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 16 Jan. 2024.
  2. "Ground Broken for Salta Argentina Temple," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 4 Nov. 2020.
  3. "Seven Temples Announced as April 2018 General Conference Closes," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 1 Apr. 2018.

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