Public tours of the Manaus Brazil Temple begin today and continue through June 2, except for Sundays. Tickets are not required to attend.
The temple will be formally dedicated Sunday, June 10. A cultural celebration will be held the day before the dedication.
Once dedicated, this will be the 138th operating LDS temple worldwide and the sixth in Brazil. The other temples in Brazil are located in:
Another temple is under construction in Fortaleza.
The Manaus Brazil Temple will serve approximately 40,000 Latter-day Saints in 80 congregations throughout the region. The temple is just over 32,000 square feet, and stands at a total height 126 feet, including a 14-foot statue of the Angel Moroni.
The first known members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Brazil were two German families who immigrated there — one in 1913 and the other in 1923. During the decade that followed, others joined the Church, and the first congregation was organized in 1930. By the end of the 1950s, church members totaled 3,700. Today, more than 1.1 million Latter-day Saints live in Brazil.
Manaus Brazil Temple Fact Sheet