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Santa Cruz Bolivia Temple

Groundbreaking ceremony held on 8 June 2024; full-scale construction pending
Santa Cruz Bolivia Temple

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Location

Avenida Quinto Anilla y Santa Rosa
Santa Cruz
Bolivia

Announcement: 

4 October 2020

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

8 June 2024 by Jorge F. Zeballos

Ordinance Rooms: 

Two instruction rooms, two sealing rooms, and one baptistry

Total Floor Area: 

29,000 square feet  |  2,694 square meters

Elevation: 

1,321 feet  |  403 meters

Groundbreaking Ceremony

Elder Jorge F. Zeballos, President of the South America Northwest Area, presided at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Santa Cruz Bolivia Temple on Saturday, June 8, 2024. The mayor of the City of Santa Cruz was in attendance along with other civic and religious authorities. "The temple is the holiest place on the face of the earth," said Elder Zeballos. In his dedicatory prayer, he prayed: "We thank You for Your Beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. He is our Savior and Redeemer. We are so grateful for His love for each of us, love represented especially through His infinite atoning sacrifice. By dedicating this site, we rededicate our lives to You and Your Beloved Son."1


Temple Rendering

On May 6, 2024, the official exterior rendering for the Santa Cruz Bolivia Temple was released to the public.


Temple Site

On November 28, 2022, the location of the Santa Cruz Bolivia Temple was announced. The single-story, 29,000-square-foot temple will be constructed at the intersection of Avenida Quinto Anilla and Santa Rosa (Avenida Radial 27) in Santa Cruz.2


Temple Announcement

Plans to construct the Santa Cruz Bolivia Temple were announced in General Conference by President Russell M. Nelson on October 4, 2020. Santa Cruz is the largest city in Bolivia with a population of more than 3 million people. There are more than 200,000 Latter-day Saints in the country organized into 33 stakes and 8 districts with 10 of those stakes located in Santa Cruz. The city sits in the eastern Tropical Lowlands on the Pirai River. The Saints in Santa Cruz currently make a 10-hour drive to attend the Cochabamba Bolivia Temple.3


  1. "Groundbreaking News for Two Temples in South America," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 10 Jun. 2024.
  2. "Locations Released for Six Temples Around the World," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 28 Nov. 2022.
  3. "Prophet Announces Six New Temples at October 2020 General Conference," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 4 Oct. 2020.

Cochabamba Bolivia Temple
82nd dedicated temple in operation