Santos Brazil Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location announced; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:3 April 2022
Total Floor Area:23,000 square feet | 2,137 square meters
Elevation:12 feet | 4 meters
The Santos Brazil Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
Renderings of the Santos Brazil Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.
On November 28, 2022, the location of the Santos Brazil Temple was announced. The 23,000-square-foot temple will be constructed on the site of the Jabaquara Ward meetinghouse located at Avenida Doutor Waldemar Leão, 305, in the Jabaquara neighborhood of Santos.1
On April 3, 2022, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Santos Brazil Temple at the April 2022 General Conference. Santos is a southeastern port city in the state of São Paulo. There are 1.5 million Latter-day Saints in Brazil in more than 2,100 congregations. The temple in Santos will be the 16th temple for Brazil. At the time of its announcement, temples had been dedicated in Campinas, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus, Porto Alegre, Recife and São Paulo. One temple (in Rio de Janeiro) had been completed and was preparing for dedication. Three other temples were under construction in Belém, Brasília, and Salvador. Additional temples have been announced in Belo Horizonte, São Paulo East, Maceió, and Vitória.2
- "Locations Released for Six Temples Around the World," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 28 Nov. 2022.
- "President Nelson Announces 17 New Temples," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 3 Apr. 2022.