Temple of Debod
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Member Reviews (31)
- Temple of DebodMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 6Mar 11, 2014
An ancient Egyptian temple right here in Madrid! This is a free sight not to be taken for granted. The temple of Debod was originally built in 2nd century B.C. 15 km away from Aswan Egypt during the rule of Adikhalamani (Tabriqo), the Kushite king of Meroë, up through the Ptolemaic dynasty. During 1960, there was a consequent threat to the temple and several other monuments and archeological sites. Spain assisted in saving the temples of Abu Simbel and was rewarded with the Temple of Debod which was donated by Egypt as a sign of gratitude. The temple was rebuilt in Parque del Oeste, about a 5 minute walk from Palacio Real.
- Temple of DebodMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 5Jan 24, 2014
Fancy a romantic evening in Madrid? Grab your significant other, a blanket and a bottle of wine and head up to the Temple of Debod for sunset. Snuggle up to each other and watch the sun go down over the city of Madrid with the temple behind you.
The temple was brought to Madrid piece by piece from Egypt and reassembled in the gorgeous park surroundings. Visit during the day and explore the inside of the temple too. Take a trip back in time and halfway across the world while in the centre of the city.
- Temple of DebodMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Oct 24, 2013
Difficult to find in most Madrid Guides but one of the best things I saw there!
You must go around sunset it is so beautiful and underrated!
Enjoy the adjoining park and all of the fabulous people watching.
- Temple of DebodSep 14, 2013
An Egyptian sanctuary in Madrid. Even in a cosmopolitan city like Madrid we can still be surprised by what is hidden in the Cuartel de la Montaña park: the Temple of Debod, a monument that is over two thousand years old, which was brought to Spain from Egypt, stone by stone and carefully reconstructed in the capital. Beautiful place from where anyone can enjoy an amazing sunset.
- Temple of DebodMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory Buffs+ 1Aug 15, 2013
The Temple was closed when we walked to the park where it is located. It is an unusual sight. The Temple was saved when the Aswan Dam was built. Although we didn't get into the temple, the park was very nice.