Santiago West Chile Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location announced; official name not announced; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:3 October 2021
Total Floor Area:12,500 square feet | 1,161 square meters
Elevation:1,579 feet | 481 meters
The Santiago West Chile Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
Renderings of the Santiago West Chile Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.
On December 19, 2022, the location of the Santiago West Chile Temple was announced as a corner lot located at Primo de Rivera 1551 in the Comuna de Maipu neighborhood of Santiago. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 12,500 square feet.1
Chile's fourth temple, the Santiago West Chile Temple, was announced at the October 2021 General Conference by President Russell M. Nelson. The Santiago Chile Temple was dedicated 1983, and the Concepción Chile Temple was dedicated 2018. Ground was broken for the Antofagasta Chile Temple in 2020. There are more than 600,000 Latter-day Saints in Chile in over 500 congregations. Santiago is the capital and largest city in Chile with a population of nearly 7 million residents.2
The Santiago West Chile Temple will be the fourth temple built in Chile, following the Santiago Chile Temple (1983), the Concepción Chile Temple (2018), and the Antofagasta Chile Temple (under construction).
The Santiago West Chile Temple will be the fifth temple built outside of the United States in the same metropolitan area as another operating temple, making the Santiago Metropolitan Region the fifth metropolitan area outside of the United States with more than one temple, following the Lima metropolitan area in Peru, the Greater Manila Area in the Philippines, the Guatemala City metropolitan area in Guatemala, and Greater São Paulo in Brazil.
The Santiago West Chile Temple was announced in the 38th anniversary year of the Santiago Chile Temple.
- "Three Temple Sites Announced in the Americas," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 19 Dec. 2022.
- "At the October 2021 General Conference, the Prophet Says the Church Will Build 13 More Temples," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 3 Oct. 2021.