Several methods for the low-temperature synthesis of LaCrO3 have been developed to achieve the compositional homogeneity, purity and activity of powders including combustion synthesis from the solutions. The reaction mixtures usually employ metal nitrates and different reducing agents, e.g., TFTA (teraformal trisazine), urea, glycine, and citric acid. In the present work the formation of LaCrO3 in the calcining and in the combustion process was compared. In both procedures, intermediate formation temperatures were determined by thermal analysis. The intermediates and the final products were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction and by scanning electron microscopy.