Announcement: 1 March 1975
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 20 March 1976 by James E. Faust
Public Open House: September 1978
Dedication: 30 October–2 November 1978 by Spencer W. Kimball
Public Open House: 17 January–14 February 2004
Rededication: 22 February 2004 by Gordon B. Hinckley
The first temple constructed in South America, the São Paulo Brazil Temple, sits on a beautifully landscaped tract of land on the western side of one of the largest cities in the world. Next to the temple you’ll find a meetinghouse and a patron housing facility along with a decorative water fountain and colorful flowerbeds. Twenty-five years after it’s opening, an extensive renovation and expansion project was underway and a gold-leafed statue of the angel Moroni was added; followed by a re-dedication in 2004.