Manaus Brazil Temple
138th operating temple
Physical AddressAvenida Coronel Texeira, 3162
Mailing AddressAvenida Coronel Texeira, 3162
Announcement: 23 May 2007
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 20 June 2008 by Charles A. Didier
Public Open House: 18 May–2 June 2012
Dedication: 10 June 2012 by Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Site: 7.7 acres.
Exterior Finish: Branco Paris granite from Brazil.
Ordinance Rooms: Two ordinance rooms (two-stage progressive) and two sealing.
Total Floor Area: 32,032 square feet.
The Manaus Brazil Temple was the sixth temple built in Brazil.
On October 5, 2011, numerous onlookers gathered around the Manaus Brazil Temple to witness the raising and placement of the gold-leafed angel Moroni statue atop the single spire.
Ground was broken for the temple on the banks of the mighty Rio Negro on Friday, June 20, 2008. Elder Charles A. Didier presided over the ceremonial digging for Brazil's sixth temple. The program included inspiring remarks and musical selections.
Manaus is the capital of the state of Amazonas. It is located on the Rio Negro about 11 miles above its confluence with the Amazon River. For the thousands of saints of northern Brazil who for years have traveled days to reach the Caracas Venezuela Temple, Recife Brazil Temple, or São Paulo Brazil Temple, a temple in Manaus is a blessing indeed.2
1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "Manaus Brazil Temple Open House and Dedication Dates Announced," 24 Feb. 2012.
2. "Temple to be erected in Manaus, Brazil," Church News 2 Jun. 2007: 7.