Temple of Debod, MadridTemple of Debod, Madrid

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    Locally famous spot. Very singular!
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No need to go to Egypt if you want to visit an original Egyptian temple: go to the temple of Debod, a lovely little temple in the very heart of the modern Madrid.

My experience, Explo description: 

The Debod temple was built in southern Egypt very close to the first cataract of the Nile and to Philae (a religious centre dedicated to the goddess Isis).

Indeed, the king of Meroë country (Tabriqo) constructed during the 2nd century BC a small chapel dedicated to the gods Amon and Isis. Afterwards, different kings of the Ptolemaic dynasty added new chambers around the original nucleus. The Roman emperors Augustus, Tiberius, and perhaps Hadrian, completed its construction.

Due to the construction of the Great Dam of Aswan (1960) and the following international call to save several monuments threatened to be under the water, the Egyptian government donated the Debod temple to Spain as a sign of gratitude for the help provided by Spain in saving the temples of Abu Simbel.

My personal recommendations: 

The Debod temple was reconstructed in the Parque de la Montana. You can visit it while enjoying a walk in the park or a siesta on the grass.

How getting there: 

Buses : 74
Metro : Plaza de España, Lines 2 and 10

A tip to sleep: 

Sounds good to stay in Madrid !

Useful information: 
Open hours: 

Tuesday to Friday, 1 April to 30 September : 10am to 2pm and 6-8pm.
1 October to 31 March : 9:45am to 1:45pm and 4:15-6:15pm.
Saturday and Sunday : 10am to 2pm. Closed Mondays and public holidays.

Guided tours : every Saturday 11:30-12:30 with prior reservation (except groups of over 20)

Entry fees: 

Free.

Contact: 

Ferraz, 1 28008 Madrid
Parque del Cuartel de la Montaña
Telephone : +34 91 366 74 15