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Brazil’s 10th temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is opening for public tours.

Media and invited guests, including government dignitaries and community leaders, will be received for special tours at the Brasília Brazil Temple beginning today, August 1, 2023, through Friday, August 11. These guests will be hosted by Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, together with local Church leaders. This will be followed by three weeks of a public open house. All are welcome to walk through this house of the Lord, enjoy its beauty and ask questions. The public open house will run from Saturday, August 12, through Saturday, September 2, excluding Sundays.

Visit the open house website for more details.

Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will dedicate the temple on Sunday, September 17, 2023, in two sessions (10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. BRT). The Apostle presided over the Brazil South Area for several years in the early 2000s.

The Brasília Temple was designed and built to suit the unique style of mid-20th-century modernism so prevalent in Brasília. Many of the city’s buildings were created by architect Oscar Niemeyer, who used clean lines, expansive cantilevers and complex curves to evoke the subtle arched lines seen in sailboats. The Brasília Temple’s design blends with city ​​architecture. Brasília’s urban plan was created in the shape of an airplane around Lake Paranoá. The temple sits atop what is known as the North Wing.


Brasília’s house of the Lord is a symmetrical structure of cement clad in sparkling white Brazilian marble. One small tower rises from the center. The external windows are of hand-colored stained glass, forming from the dark blue at the bottom to light blue at the top, with details in cream and white. These windows highlight the exterior design, providing ample light to the rooms inside. The windows were made in Brazil by Atelier Artistic Sarasá (São Bernardo do Campo).

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