Temple of Debod

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General Information

The Temple of Debod is an ancient Egyptian temple that was dismantled and moved to Madrid, Spain. The temple was created in some structure in the early 2nd century BC and was improved upon by the Kings that followed in the centuries after to form a four-sided temple, The Roman Emperors Augustus and Tiberius completed its decorations. In 1960, due to the building of a Dam in Egypt, a number of historical builds and monuments were moved to guard against them becoming damaged if the reservoir was to flood. The Temple of Debod was gifted to Spain in 1968 after they helped in the process of saving the Abu Simbel temples. The temple was rebuilt in one of Madrid's parks, the Parque Del Oeste in 1972. It has three stone pylon gateways on a long procession that lead up to the temple, the procession is surrounded by a quay.

Getting there

The temple is located close to the Royal Palace of Madrid, it is accessible by line 10 on the local subway system with its closest stop being ‘Plaza de Espana’.

Opening Times and Admission

Entrance to see the temple is free and is open six days a week, 10 am- 2 pm and 6-8pm Tuesday to Friday and 9.30am-8pm on Saturdays and Sundays in the summer months; in the winter months, it's open 9.45am-1.45pm and 4.15-6.15pm Tuesday to Friday and 9.30am to 8 pm Saturdays and Sundays.

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  • Calle Ferraz, 1, 28008 Madrid, Spain
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