Buenos Aires Argentina Temple
June 2010

“Buenos Aires Argentina Temple,” Ensign, June 2010, 72

Temple Spotlight

Buenos Aires Argentina Temple

President Thomas S. Monson dedicated the Buenos Aires Argentina Temple in January 1986. In the dedicatory prayer he said, “May all who enter this, Thy house, be privileged to say, as did the Psalmist of old, ‘We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company’”1 (see Psalm 55:14).

The beautiful six-spire temple has an exterior of light gray Argentine granite and is a highly visible landmark when entering the city from the airport. It was the first temple built in Argentina and the fourth in South America.

Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles recounts that the “marvelous commitment of the Saints of South America was demonstrated by the dear sisters hand crocheting sixty-four altar cloths for the Buenos Aires temple when only seven were requested.”2

A missionary training center and a patron housing facility were built adjacent to the temple and dedicated in 1994.


  1. See “Dedicatory Prayer,” ldschurchtemples.com/buenosaires.

  2. M. Russell Ballard, “The Kingdom Rolls Forth in South America,” Ensign, May 1986, 12.