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Templo de Debod

Paseo de Rosales, Madrid, Spain
91-366-74-15
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As featured in Madrid for free
Ranked #36 of 418 attractions in Madrid
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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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Wheeling, West Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Neat to see, especially the view from the back edge of the park! It's neat to think Just how old the temple truly is! Affords some neat photo opportunities!

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Coimbra, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Beautiful , specially in the late afternoon admiring the sunset. Its always crowded , people having lunch, resting, playing music, singing etc. Its near plaza de espana so take a detour and stop by, its worth it

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Madison, Wisconsin
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This was a bit of a disappointment. The temple isn't much to see. But the park and the overlook behind the temple are great!

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Highland, Utah
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

A friend recommended this site to me and I'm glad he did. This Egyptian temple is located in a park on a hill, easy walking distance just northwest of the Palacio Real. This unexpected architecture was a gift from Egypt to Spain for their role in helping save two other temples of significance in Egypt. I got there in the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I was told by the staff at the hostel I was staying at that the Temple was a must-see, if anything for the great views of the city and surrounding area. It was a great surprise to find an Egyptian temple in the middle of a European city. You can tour the inside of the temple for free and get... More

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Napoli
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The Debod Temple is an Egyptian temple which was gifted by Egyptians in 1968 to the city of Madrid. It is a place where there is a very beautiful view, because there is this ancient temple and behind there are modern buildings which create a perfect contrast between history and modernity. Moreover before the temple there is a big area... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

A surprising little temple with a great view in the backdrop. Lovely architecture and was only a shame we could actually get inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I wasn't expecting much from this place, but once again I was surprised. There's actually a lot to take in here if you're willing to linger. For example, I was amazed to learn of this temple's association with the impressive temple of Abu Simbel in Lower Egypt, and how both (among several others) were saved from permanent inundation by the... More

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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I got off the city tour bus to see the Temple. It was worthwhile with historic walls and in the back of the monument you can get a great view of Madrid. The temple was a gift to Spain and you can view in one room a map/ module to see it's original location in Egypt.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The temple of Debod is an ancient temple of the Egyptians. At the outside it is just a temple, on the inside you can see hieroglyphs. At the top floor a exhibition of the old temple is shown. Because it is free, it is a nice place to go. The surrounding park has got a great view over the park... More

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