The Buenos Aires Argentina Temple is the 39th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located in Ciudad Evita, near Buenos Aires, Argentina. LDS Church leaders announced plans to build a temple in Buenos Aires in April 1980. Three years later, ground was broken and the site was dedicated by Bruce R. McConkie. After the building's completion an open house was held December 17–24, 1985. Because of the location, visitors traveling from the airport to downtown Buenos Aires drive right past the temple.
President Thomas S. Monson presided over the temple dedication on January 17, 1986. The Buenos Aires Argentina Temple has a total of 11,980 square feet (1,113 m2), four ordinance rooms, and three sealing rooms. The Buenos Aires Temple is currently closed for a renovation and expansion that will add two smaller wings to the temple, set at angles to the existing structure. The renovated temple is expected to be rededicated and reopened sometime in 2012.