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Templo de Debod, Madrid

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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. Put Templo de Debod into our Madrid family vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Madrid.
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  • Ls view from the temple are spectacular, but have a special charm in the evening and usually full of witnesses. A must for a week-end in Madrid
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  • We couldn't get inside the temple as it was being refurbished. The views from the hill are nice and the temple adds to it. 
  • Whenever I am going to Madrid attempt to go up to the Temple of Debod when the light Kit... beautiful sun sets in the sky, the reflection of the temple on the water... It is worth to the entrance to the exhibition!
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  • Great free temple visit well worth the time. If you get the chance go for sunset as the place takes on a even more spectacular quality. The park just north of here is also amazing.
  • This is a beautiful historical monument located almost in the heart of of the city. It is located just at the edge of my favorite park in Madrid. This is a real Egyptian temple with real hieroglyphics on the wall. It's such a cool building, and it is completely free. The museum guides inside say that it was gifted to the people of Spain after their assistance in helping to restore parts of ancient Egypt. I don't how much of that is true, or if it was merely another act of European appropriation, but regardless, it's an amazing homage to Egyptian history, and here so many people can experience it, for free! I like upstairs because there, you can see a scale replica of the city where was the temple was located, and you can visualize how it was so many thousands of years ago. Also there are the most preserved hieroglyphics that you can get up close to and try to decipher for yourself. Just don't touch.
  • A sight to see in passing, but not worth going out of your way. The museum inside has 3 small rooms of content that only serve to narrate the hieroglyphics on the inner walls. Since it was sent to Spain in 1962, there is not much history to it. However, the park surrounding the temple offers some grass for shade or sun ideal for sunbathing or relaxing (not enough for sorts) and offers a distant view of Palacio Real.
  • As the entrance is free there's nothing that should keep you from visiting this temple. It was given to Spain in gratitude for the archaeological help Spanish scientists offered for preserving the ancient Egyptian monuments - or at least so they say in the museum. Nicely done museum inside, don't get scared by the queue, it moves forward quickly
  • Quite strange place. It has ancient heart, but what is around doesn't visually fit well its ancient part. Anyway, it's impressive to realise, how old these stones are!
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