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

Santa Cruz Bolivia Temple

Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking not announced

Location

Santa Cruz
Bolivia

Announcement: 

4 October 2020

Construction Status

The Santa Cruz Bolivia Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.


Temple Rendering

Renderings of the Santa Cruz Bolivia Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.


Temple Site

No site location has been officially announced for the Santa Cruz Bolivia Temple.


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.1


Temple Facts

The Santa Cruz Bolivia Temple will be the second temple built in Bolivia, following the Cochabamba Bolivia Temple (2000).


  1. "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