Templo de Debod

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2 Paseo del Pintor Rosales, Madrid, Spain
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dorcsy dorcsy
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Templo de Debod Nov 21, 2012
All the people of our little group waited to see this simple but beautiful temple in Madrid.No one regretted it.

It's not only an interesting building in the day-light but also at night.That's why it is worth visiting it for 2 times.What is more, it's one of the places in Madrid from where you can see an amazing sunset and can take beautiful photos.On the way walking there, you can also see some exotic plants and a fountain around that can be also interesting.
The temple of Debod
The temple of Debod at night
The temple of Debod at night
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lauro lauro
236 reviews
El Templo de Debod (the Debod Temple) Jul 26, 2011
El Templo de Debod is one of the striking monuments in Madrid that makes the city an open air museum. the beautiful intact temple is one of the great and beautiful symbol of madrid. if the other great cities of the world have obelisks from egypt then madrid has an authentic egyptian temple in the heart of the city!

the temple was a gift to spain by egypt in the late 60's and it was reassembled in the Parque el Oeste and opened to the public in the early 70's. historically, the temple was dedicated to the goddess isis in egyptian mythology, but due to the construction of the aswan dam in the nile river, the temple would be buried underwater but spain funded some money for the relocation of a much bigger temple (abu simbel) to save it from the floodwater created by the dam so egypt gave the temple of debod as a gift to spain.

the temple of debod is beautifully lighted all through the night and the sunset is so stunning seen from the temple. it can be reached through plaza de españa metro station.
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Pearl510 Pearl510
162 reviews
Jul 10, 2007
The temple of Debod is an ancient Egyptian monument standing in the west of Madrid, near the Jardines de Ferraz and Plaza del Marqués de Cerralbo. The building, dating from the 4th century before Christ, is brought to Madrid stone by stone, and it was a gift from the Egyptian government. When the Aswan dam was build in the River Nile the place where Debod stood would be flooded, so it had to be repositioned. Many Spanish archaeologists and engineers worked on the project, and the donation of the temple was the Egyptian 'thanks' to Madrid.

What can be seen of Debod today is only a shadow of what the temple was like in full glory, but yet it is definitely worth a visit. The location is quiet and wonderful, with great views over the modern part of Madrid and the Palacio Real. The carvings in the temple are well preserved and so is the shrine where the statue of the honored god was kept. Debod is a little piece of Egypt in the hart of Spain. A bit of a strange sight, but wonderful!
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