Templo de Debod
Madrid • Spain

From: Madrid Travel Guide

See also: Plaza de EspanaRoyal Palace


Templo de Debod
The Templo de Debod is an ancient Egyptian temple that was originally located near Debod to the south of Aswan, Egypt and was dedicated to the God Amun and Goddess Isis.

After the construction of the Great Dam of Aswan the temple was among some of the monuments threatened by the building of the dam, so it was given to Spain as a token of thanks from the Egyptian State after already helping to relocate the impressive Abu Simbel temple.

The temple was reassembled and opened to the public in 1972 in the Parque del Oeste and features two stone gateways leading up to the temple surrounded by an artificial pond, which looks magnificent during the evening when the temple is lit up. The park also has a beautiful rose garden known as the Rosaleda as well as the Fountain of Juan de Villanueva and a monument of Jose de San Martin.

Location
The temple is located within the Parque del Oeste which is approximately 1.5 miles away from the Sabatini Gardens and the Royal Palace.

Travel Guide
The Templo de Debod can be reached by number 74 bus to station Pintor Rosales - Rey Francisco or Ferraz - Luisa Fernanda. By Subway you can travel to the Plaza de Espana on number 3 or 10 or to Intercambiador de Principe Pio which has trains C-1, C-7 and C-10 as well as Subway services 6 and 10 going to the station which is less than a mile away from the Temple.


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