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Overview

The Buenos Aires Argentina Temple is the 39th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and the 1st temple completed in Argentina (1986).

Located on the western outskirts of Buenos Aires in the suburb of Ciudad Evita and easily accessible from the Teniente General Pablo Ricchieri Freeway, notable features of the building include its large sloping rooftops, six soaring spires, and three wings branching from a central foyer. Also on site are a Missionary Training Center, temple worker housing facility, and patron housing facility. The temple grounds feature a grand plaza and extraordinary waterworks.


History

The Buenos Aires Argentina Temple was the fourth temple built in South America and the first built in Argentina. Elder Melvin J. Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles made a historic visit to Buenos Aires on Christmas Day in 1925 to dedicate all of South America for the preaching of the gospel.

Ground was broken for the Buenos Aires Argentina Temple on April 20, 1983. Elder Bruce R. McConkie of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles presided. He passed away two years later on April 19, 1985, just eight months before the open house of the temple began.

Over 29,000 visitors toured the Buenos Aires Argentina Temple during the eight days of its public open house with some visitors waiting two and a half hours to get inside. Numerous newspapers and radio stations announced the events connected with the opening of the temple.

The Buenos Aires Argentina Temple was dedicated just one week after its South American sister building, the Lima Peru Temple.

A total of 9,630 Saints attended the eleven dedicatory sessions of the Buenos Aires Argentina Temple, many traveling long distances from within the country and from Uruguay.



Temple District

The Buenos Aires Argentina Temple serves members from 49 stakes and 13 districts headquartered in Eastern and Southern Argentina:


  1. Bahia Blanca Argentina Stake
  2. Bahia Blanca Argentina Villa Mitre Stake
  3. Buenos Aires Argentina Adrogue Stake
  4. Buenos Aires Argentina Aldo Bonzi Stake
  5. Buenos Aires Argentina Avellaneda Stake
  6. Buenos Aires Argentina Banfield Stake
  7. Buenos Aires Argentina Belgrano Stake
  8. Buenos Aires Argentina Caseros Stake
  9. Buenos Aires Argentina Castelar Stake
  10. Buenos Aires Argentina Chacabuco Stake
  11. Buenos Aires Argentina Congreso Stake
  12. Buenos Aires Argentina Escobar Stake
  13. Buenos Aires Argentina Gonzalez Catan Stake
  14. Buenos Aires Argentina Liniers Stake
  15. Buenos Aires Argentina Litoral Stake
  16. Buenos Aires Argentina Longchamps Stake
  17. Buenos Aires Argentina Marcos Paz Stake
  18. Buenos Aires Argentina Merlo Stake
  19. Buenos Aires Argentina Monte Grande Stake
  20. Buenos Aires Argentina Moreno Stake
  21. Buenos Aires Argentina North Stake
  22. Buenos Aires Argentina Ramos Mejia Stake
  23. Buenos Aires Argentina Sarmiento Stake
  24. Caleta Olivia Argentina District
  25. Chivilcoy Argentina District
  26. Comodoro Rivadavia Argentina Stake
  27. Concordia Argentina District
  28. Florencio Varela Argentina Stake
  29. General Roca Argentina Stake
  30. Goya Argentina District
  31. La Paz Argentina District
  32. La Plata Argentina East Stake
  33. La Plata Argentina South Stake
  34. La Plata Argentina Stake
  35. Lujan Argentina Stake
  36. Mar del Plata Argentina North Stake
  37. Mar del Plata Argentina Stake
  38. Necochea Argentina District
  39. Neuquen Argentina Stake
  40. Neuquen Argentina West Stake
  41. Olavarria Argentina Stake
  42. Parana Argentina Stake
  43. Paso de los Libres Argentina District
  44. Pergamino Argentina Stake
  45. Quilmes Argentina Stake
  46. Rafaela Argentina District
  47. Reconquista Argentina District
  48. Rio Gallegos Argentina District
  49. Rosario Argentina North Stake
  50. Rosario Argentina Stake
  51. Rosario Argentina West Stake
  52. San Nicolas Argentina Stake
  53. Santa Fe Argentina North Stake
  54. Santa Fe Argentina Stake
  55. Santa Rosa Argentina Stake
  56. Santa Teresita Argentina District
  57. Tierra del Fuego Argentina Stake
  58. Trelew Argentina North Stake
  59. Trelew Argentina South Stake
  60. Venado Tuerto Argentina District
  61. Viedma Argentina District
  62. Zarate Argentina Stake

Temple Presidents

Bishop Ángel Abrea—a native of Argentina—was simultaneously called as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy and as the first president of the Buenos Aires Argentina Temple.

  1. Horacio J. Nieto 2018–
  2. Emilio C. Canga 2015–2018
  3. Carlos R. Fernández 2012–2015
  4. N. Earl Deschamps 2006–2009
  5. Ángel J. Sulé 2005–2006
  6. Donald E. Jacobson 2003–2005
  7. Hugo R. Gazzoni 2000–2003
  8. E. Lionel Brady 1997–2000
  9. Hugo N. Salvioli 1994–1997
  10. Rodolfo W. Mortensen 1992–1994
  11. Ángel M. Fernández 1989–1992
  12. Egeo A. Gabasa 1987–1989
  13. Ángel Abrea 1986–1987

See Also

References


Buenos Aires Argentina Temple

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The Buenos Aires Argentina Temple is the 39th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and the 1st temple completed in Argentina. Located on the western outskirts of Buenos Aires in the suburb of Ciudad Evita and easily accessible from the Teniente General Pablo Ricchieri Freeway, notable features of the building include its large sloping rooftops, six soaring spires, and three wings branching from a central foyer. Also on site are a Missionary Training Center, temple worker housing facility, and patron housing facility. The temple grounds feature a grand plaza and extraordinary waterworks.

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