Salvador Brazil Temple
Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:7 October 2018
The Salvador Brazil Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
Renderings of the Salvador Brazil Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.
No site location has been officially announced for the Salvador Brazil Temple, but a candidate site is 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.
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. There are 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 are under construction, and plans have been announced for the Belém Brazil Temple, Brasília Brazil Temple, and now the 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.1
The Salvador Brazil Temple will be the eleventh temple built in Brazil.
- "Twelve Temples Announced as October 2018 General Conference Closes," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 7 Oct. 2018.