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Templo de Debod

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Templo de Debod

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IKONO is a unique space in Spain, a sensory experience where we want you to enjoy photography through the different spaces. In each of our rooms you will experience a different sensory journey where you will live ‘Ikonic’ experiences.<br><br>The experience lasts approximately 60 minutes and is a collection of different worlds where you will come into contact with unique smells, colors and touches. The digital and the original merge in a unique place for your photos.<br><br>At IKONO all ages can enjoy, the only requirement is that you make each space yours, transforming it into a unique place in the world. Being Ikonic is up to you. You dare?<br><br>
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Vadim wrote a review Nov 15
Murmansk, Russia17,904 contributions2,160 helpful votes
Debod was built in Hellenistic times, during the Ptolemaic dynasty. Debod is the name of a village, not an Egyptian God, as you might think by analogy. The temple is dedicated to the God Amon. This means that it is about 2200 years old and is the oldest structure in Madrid, which is "only" one thousand years old. How did such ancient buildings end up on the territory of the Spanish capital? It's a gift from President of Egypt Nasser to Spain for assistance in the transfer of the Nubian temples (the most famous of them is Abu-Simbel) after the construction of the Aswan hydroelectric power station and the flooding of the territory to create a reservoir. There were 4 gifts. One is now in the Metropolitan Museum of art in new York, another in the Egyptian Museum of Turin, and a third in Leiden, Holland. It is interesting that the USSR, which carried out technical management of the construction of the hydroelectric power plant, did not receive a temple. Debod was transferred to Spain in 1968. Classic romantic view of the temple is on the background of the pool at night. This is most likely not accidental. This has its own history. Long before the Aswan hydroelectric power station, the Aswan dam was built in 1907. This led to the fact that the temple was flooded and it stood under water for 9 months a year, which led to the loss of all the original frescoes and colors. By the way, the orientation of the temple from East to West hasn`t changed. We visited here during the day and didn`t see much romance. The pool around it was not filled, there was no lighting, and the temple itself was closed, so it didn`t make any special impression. What it means to be in the right place, but not at the right time...
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Marisa P wrote a review Oct 2020
Dallas, Texas805 contributions188 helpful votes
This is an authentic Egyptian temple in Madrid that was built in the 2nd century BC. It was brought to Spain in 1968 as a gift from the Egyptian government. The inside is nice with carvings that depict the Egyptian gods. The outside is spectacular with the pond and the park behind.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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SPAINDOCTOR wrote a review Jun 2020
Madrid, Spain4,980 contributions600 helpful votes
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Now is without water and under renovation But you can have a nice look of royal palace and. Almudena church . The Entry is free There are places to buy ice cream , drinks in front of the debod
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Sayuri Yamamoto wrote a review May 2020
Sao Paulo, SP894 contributions127 helpful votes
When we travel, we have many places to visit, and little time for that. I don't know why we decided to go to this Debod Temple, because I wasted precious time for nothing! The security guards do not know how to organize a line, do not explain anything properly, nor are they polite, that is, total disregard for tourists. And when we finally get in, the biggest disappointment comes: did I waste my time for that?!? Seriously, it's disappointing. Don't go, it's not worth it.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Patricia Paulina wrote a review Apr 2020
Madrid, Spain81 contributions32 helpful votes
Templo de Debod is an ancient Egyptian temple and a must-go place if you like watching sunsets. In the summer it’s full of tourists so it can be a bit tiring but it’s definitely worth visiting.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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