See exterior rendering for Budapest Hungary Temple

Hungary’s first house of the Lord is one of 22 temples total in Europe that are dedicated or announced and in planning

With its site officially announced five months ago, the Budapest Hungary Temple now has a set exterior appearance as it continues in its planning phase.

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the exterior rendering for what will be the first house of the Lord in the central European nation of Hungary, located in the capital city of Budapest.

The rendering was first published Monday, March 4, on

The temple’s general size and dimensions — projected as a single-story building of approximately 18,000 square feet — were first announced with the Oct. 9, 2023, release of the temple’s site location. The new house of the Lord will be built on a 5.92-acre site at the northwest intersection of Kocsis Sandor ut and Borsikafu uta, Harsánylejtő, Budapest, Hungary.

President Russell M. Nelson announced a temple for Budapest in April 2019 general conference.

More than 5,200 Latter-day Saints reside in Hungary, comprising over 20 congregations. Currently, Latter-day Saints in Hungary travel to the Freiberg Germany Temple — some 500 miles (800 km) and a drive of more than seven hours from Budapest.

The Church’s first missionaries arrived in Hungary in 1885 but stayed for only a month. The first known Hungarian baptized was Mischa Markow from Hungary’s Banat region (now divided between Serbia and Romania); he joined the Church in 1887 while residing in Turkey. The first congregations were organized in 1901 and 1905, but proselyting in Hungary ended for several decades after World War I.

The Church of Jesus Christ received official recognition from the Hungarian government in 1988, with the first meetinghouse in the nation dedicated a year later.

The Church has 14 dedicated temples in Europe — all operating, except the Stockholm Sweden Temple, which is under renovation through 2026. The Budapest temple is one of eight houses of the Lord in Europe in planning and design.

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