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Templo de Debod

Paseo de Rosales, Madrid, Spain
91-366-74-15
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Ranked #41 of 515 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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Perth, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This temple is quite interesting for being so out of place. Close to the centre of Madrid, but it takes a little effort to get there on foot. It's not too far from the Principe Pio metro station and there is no entry fee. I wandered down Gran Via, through the Plaza de España, where I could see the statues... More

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kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Not big inside and apart from a few wall carvings not much to see, but it’s a 500BC Egyptian temple, which unless you go to Egypt, you aren’t going to see that many of, so worth seeking out if you are interested in such things. Free entry too.

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Coffeyville, Kansas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This is something different in Madrid. It's quite a walk from anything in Madrid. This attraction is free, but you won't spend much time here. It's a good place to take a few pictures and leave. It is very crowded inside.

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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This attraction was really out of place but that's what I like about it. It's like a mini-Egyptian tourist spot in the middle of everything Spanish. It was very informative and beautiful. Must-go!!!

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Baltimore, MD
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is a small, outdoor temple moved from Egypt to Spain, with a lovely reflecting pool. A nice walk up the hill to get up there, too. Go early in the day or later in the day because we were there mid-day and the guard would not let us go inside--I presume maybe it was his lunch time or something.... More

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Bacup, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Having visited Egypt it was nice to visit this place and read how it all came about, very interesting and free to go inside, doesn't take long but if you can it's worth it.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This Egyptian temple donated in exchange for Spains help in building the Aswan dam is probably more impressive from the outside than from the inside. It shows some of the original carvings and the layout of the temple as it was constructed and then further expanded in approx 200BC - 0BC. Only a limited amount of people can be inside... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Were told this Egyptian temple was saved and donated to Spain in 1986. Set on a small hill, it is surrounded by a small park and offers great views. It has access from one gateway but it was locked, would have loved to see the inside of the temple.

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Dresden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

Its is very pleasantly placed in a nice park not far from royal palace. It is a nice little piece of Egyptian history with free entrance. Do check timings though because lunch hours are long in Spain and it closed early.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

There is just little English descriptions available, all videos are in Spanish. Not a big temple, should only takes around 30 minutes.

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