Fortaleza Brazil Temple
At the October 2009 general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes inadvertently called the “Mormon Church”) it was announced that a Mormon temple would be built in Fortaleza Brazil. There are 13 stakes near Fortaleza and several more in outlying areas. Members currently travel nearly 500 miles to attend the Recife Brazil Temple. The Fortaleza Temple will be the seventh Mormon temple in Brazil, where there are nearly 1.2 million Latter-day Saints.
The Fortaleza Brazil Temple will be built in the coastal neighborhood of Dunas on a site located across from the esteemed FANOR, an institute of higher education. The exact location is Avenida Santos Dumont esq Rua Mal. Mascarenhas Morais, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.
The design for the Fortaleza is a classical colonial design with two spires. An accommodation Building, a meetinghouse, and maintenance buildings will also be constructed on the site.
The groundbreaking for the Fortaleza Brazil Temple took place on November 15, 2011, with Mormon Apostle Elder David A. Bednar presiding.