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Templo de Debod

Paseo de Rosales, Madrid, Spain
91-366-74-15
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Ranked #38 of 481 Attractions in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: The Temple of Debod In 1968 the Egyptian government gave the Temple of Debod to Spain in gratitude for helping to save the Abu Simbel Temple from... more »
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

If you are in the area then you should check it out but don't go out your way to visit this place. As other reviewers have said, everything is written in Spanish (which is fair enough I suppose) so we spent about 5 mins inside as we didn't understand anything. Great photo opportunities outside but that's it!

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Luanda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It told me somethings that I didnt know about Egypt, Roma, Spain. It is very pure history and something that you can't miss.

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Crestview Hills, Kentucky
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It is worth stopping to see Templo de Debod if also going to the Royal Palace. It is a five minute walk between the two sites or can just jump back on the HopOnHopOff bus. I'm not sure why Rick Steve's did not include the temple on his walking tour around Plaza Mayor and the Palace but it is worth... More

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New York City, New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
50 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The Temple is oddly unimpressive at midday. It is not the most dramatic dramatic of Egyptian Temples, the inelegant mixing of Egyptian and Hellenistic architecture produce a less-than-graceful facade, though at sunset, by a full moon, and when captured by a professional photographer it can be stunning. Getting a perfect photo reuires the right light, and a windless day

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Atlanta, Georgia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful area and park setting. Should you be able to watch the sunset here and get some pictures (mine got deleted somehow), you will not be disappointed. What a beautiful area.

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israel
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

woow, what a beutefull place in the center of the busy city. very calm, people are resting on the grass, everything is nice, and sights are great. come when sun is starting to set down and take the best pictures ever. go and enjoy.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The temple is a walking distance from the Royal Palace & Grand Via. It is situated within a large park & is a gem of a place. Entrance is free & please take time to see the views of Madrid. Stunning!

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Perth, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Me and my partner attended the temple in August and found it very interesting, most of the information is in Spanish so you end up speculating as to what things are like we did but it is still a good 30 minute walk around. It is free entry and we didn't experience a very long wait to get in although... More

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Swanley, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We were recommended to go here in the evening by someone in the hotel - we were so pleased we did! Although the temple wasn't open the photos we took of the sun going down over the buildings and trees were amazing and reflected beautifully in the water. Further on are views of the Old City where again we got... More

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Hong Kong, China
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The little temple is cleverly located on a hill and it looks very picturesque during sunset and in the evening. It opens at 6pm in the afternoon, but it's worth looking at even if it's closed. About 10mins walk from the metro station.

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