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Preparing for public open house beginning 22 August 2024; scheduled to be dedicated on 20 October 2024
Salvador Brazil Temple

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Av. Luís Viana Filho, 18
41301-110  Salvador–BA


7 October 2018

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

7 August 2021 by Adilson de Paula Parrella

Public Open House: 

22 August–7 September 2024


20 October 2024 by Neil L. Andersen


4.6 acres  |  1.9 hectares

Architectural Features: 

Single attached central tower

Ordinance Rooms: 

Two instruction rooms, two sealing rooms, and one baptistry

Total Floor Area: 

31,530 square feet  |  2,929 square meters


82 feet  |  25 meters

Open House and Dedication

The Salvador Brazil Temple will open to the public for free tours beginning Thursday, August 22, and continuing through Saturday, September 7, 2024 (excluding Sundays). Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will dedicate the temple in two sessions at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. UTC on Sunday, October 20, 2024. Both sessions will be broadcast to all units in the temple district. Prior to the open house, a media day will be held on Monday, August 19, followed by two days of tours for invited guests.1

Groundbreaking Ceremony

Elder Adilson de Paula Parrella, president of the Brazil Area, presided over the groundbreaking ceremony for the Salvador Brazil Temple on Saturday, August 7, 2021. Elder de Paula Parrella was accompanied by his wife, Elaine, and joined by other guests including his counselors in the presidency and their wives, the mayor of Salvador, and other local government and Church leaders. Elder Joni L. Koch, first counselor in the presidency, offered the dedicatory prayer. "We recognize this city whose name, Salvador, refers to your Son," prayed Elder Koch. "May the construction of this holy house on this mountaintop…symbolize, for everyone here and around the world, a testimony of thy greatness and the certainty of eternal life."2 Construction is expected to be completed in 26 months.

Temple Rendering

On May 4, 2021, an official exterior rendering was released for the Salvador Brazil Temple, inspired by the Portuguese colonial-style architecture found in the historic center of Salvador. A two-story ancillary building will also be constructed with an accommodation center, temple missionary apartments, and auxiliary areas.

Temple Site

The Salvador Brazil Temple will be located on a bluff overlooking Av. Luís Viana (also known as Av. Paralela) in the Patamares neighborhood of Salvador. Its highly accessible location on the main avenue through the state of Bahia is located less than 5 miles from the Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport and less than a half mile from the Bairro da Paz subway station.

Temple Announcement

On October 7, 2018, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Salvador Brazil Temple at the end of the 188th Semiannual General Conference. Brazil is the country with the third most Latter-day Saints at 1.39 million members. At the time of the announcement, there were six dedicated temples in Brazil: São Paulo Brazil Temple, Recife Brazil Temple, Porto Alegre Brazil Temple, Campinas Brazil Temple, Curitiba Brazil Temple, and Manaus Brazil Temple. The Fortaleza Brazil Temple and Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple were under construction, and plans had been announced for the Belém Brazil Temple, Brasília Brazil Temple, and Salvador Brazil Temple. The Saints of Salvador currently make a journey of 500 miles (800 km) to participate in temple ordinances at the Recife Brazil Temple.3

Temple Facts

The Salvador Brazil Temple will be the eleventh temple built in Brazil.

  1. "News for Temples in Brazil, Bolivia, and Texas," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 6 May 2024.
  2. "Brazilian Saints Break Ground for Salvador Temple," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 7 Aug. 2021.
  3. "Twelve Temples Announced as October 2018 General Conference Closes," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 7 Oct. 2018.

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