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Templo de Debod

Paseo de Rosales, Madrid, Spain
91-366-74-15
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Ranked #38 of 439 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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Braganca, Portugal
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34 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This can be a bit out of the main attractions route, but it is defiantly something you must see. From the outside its just wonderful, and unfortunately I didn't go inside, but saw the breath taking view behind it that spreads into the distance. Don't miss it!

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We came here as a bit of a time waster as we only had a short time till we got picked up to go to the airport and it was around the corner from our hotel. It is rather lovely, right in the middle of the park, not busy at all, well looked after, free entrance, really interesting and only... More

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Espoo, Finland
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We visited the temple as recommended by some friends. It is an Ancient Egyptian experience outside of Egypt. It is located amidst a nice green space with beautiful views. We liked it and would recommend it.

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San Diego
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20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Was a bit underwhelmed, expecting more. It's cool because of the age of the temple, but there is very little of it there. The water around the temple makes for a nicer presentation. In the end, was worth about 15 minutes.

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Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Besides being a bit of a walk from any metro station (about 10 minutes downhill towards the temple) the temple is small and cramped and there is little to see within the building itself. They have a couple of rooms but don’t expand on the history of the temple, and all of the signs are in Spanish (not a bad... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Visiting El templo de Debod is one of the best things you can do in Madrid: it´s a wonderful Egyptian temple brought to Madrid stone by stone and rebuilt once in here. Located near Plaza de España and El Palacio Real, it´s one of the best things you can do in Madrid http://www.thingsmadrid.com/

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Lucknow, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The temple has typical architecture and looks somewhat drab to an outsider. The water around it makes it special and the location on a top of hillock confirms the old tradition to locate worship places at higher than the general ground level. The surroundings are good and peaceful. Worth a visit to see this ancient structure and good view of... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

- Is a must visit. It is a confluence of cultures and interesting story of how it was built. Surrounded by a big park, one can laze around or even catch a quick nap and rest a bit if tired, which I was after walking all over the city. Felt nice!

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Gijon, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Breaking with all the noise and caos from the city you can find this temple that brings peace to the people walking around it. My favorite place in Madrid

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Apart from a small shrine in the Ashmolean museum in Oxford, UK and a shrine in the Metropolitan Museum in NY, this is the only Ancient Egyptian temple outside Egypt. It was moved block by block and donated to the people of Spain by the Egyptians as a gift to say thanks for the Spanish archaeological assistance after the Nile... More

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