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Templo de Debod, Madrid

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Positioned over the water, Templo de Debod is an Egyptian temple that was rebuilt in Madrid. Egypt gave this temple, which was originally constructed to worship the Egyptian god Amun, to Spain. Walk among the temple's columns and arches in its locale in a lush park near the Royal Palace of Madrid. Use our Madrid sightseeing planning website to arrange your visit to Templo de Debod and other attractions in Madrid.
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  • I visited the Temple of Debod in Madrid and it was truly an incredible experience. The temple, originally from ancient Egypt, was gifted to Spain in the 1960s and is now a unique and fascinating... 
    I visited the Temple of Debod in Madrid and it was truly an incredible experience. The temple, originally from ancient Egypt, was gifted to Spain in the 1960s and is now a unique and fascinating...  more »
  • The temple itself is an ancient Egyptian temple dating back to about the 2nd century BC, which is of course interesting in itself. Egypt then donated the temple to Spain as a gift, so it was... 
    The temple itself is an ancient Egyptian temple dating back to about the 2nd century BC, which is of course interesting in itself. Egypt then donated the temple to Spain as a gift, so it was...  more »
  • It's certainly interesting to have a look around a genuine Egyptian Temple and there are carvings and other details to appreciate. However it's worth only about 15 minutes inside. When we arrived... 
    It's certainly interesting to have a look around a genuine Egyptian Temple and there are carvings and other details to appreciate. However it's worth only about 15 minutes inside. When we arrived...  more »
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  • Overall it was a great visit. Did not bothered to get inside as they just allow 10people at a time inside and can stay up to 30minutes, when we arrive early in the afternoon there was a long queue already. But the outside is perfectly nice, no water as we can see from other photos when I visited it this morning. Just walk around, the panoramic view itself is amazing.
  • Being someone that has never been to Egypt this was really interesting. I enjoy the outside and also visited the inside. It was quite something to find something like this right in the center of Madrid. The surroundings are also really nice, and there's also a park nearby. The place is high so you get quite a view.
  • The water has dried up or they stopped maintaining it but the place is still beautiful with or without water. You must visit this place during sunset for some great pictures. There is so much history about this place, it was bought from Egypt many centuries ago, so having such a great historical monument right in the middle of the city is great. There is a big queue outside for entrance into the temple.
  • It was cool to see a piece of Egyptian history in the centre of town of Madrid. Besides that, the park that it's in is even nicer. Cool views over Madrid, the Royal palace, palm trees, cherry blossoms and a very chill vibe. People relaxing, picnicking, playing music. Loved it
  • I was extremely disappointed with this location. My girlfriend and I visited this location due to all the positive reviews it received along with it's interesting story - essentially an Egyptian temple that was donated and reconstructed by the Spanish in a public park of Madrid. Although free and not a large structure, the wait was approximately 90 minutes to get in. If you looked closely there was certainly some original stones with artwork/stories on them but much of the place has stones that were replaced and not true to time. After the long wait, most people don't spend more than 20 minutes inside as there isn't much to see. As stated earlier, I was not a fan and would advise other travelers to place this location lower on your "to do" list. It did not justify the long wait and there are many other places in Madrid nearby worth seeing.

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