Madrid Templo de Debod

Madrid Templo de Debod

Welcome to Native Spanish tapas, where we offer one of the best Spanish tapas tours in Madrid. And of course, welcome to Madrid, the beautiful, with its variety of monuments and museums as well as unique parks such as el Templo de Debod. Join us in our many Madrid tapas tours where we always recommend our customers visiting the magnificent Egyptian Templo del Debod, among many other activities in Madrid.
Today we are going to explain a brief history of this outstanding temple located in the heart of Madrid.
The 2200 year old Templo de Debod was a gift from the nation of Egypt to Spain in 1968 as a compensation for help that Spain did for the UNESCO, in order to save the temple of Nubia region of Egypt. This temple was in danger due to the construction of the Asuán dam. Egypt also donated three other temples to collaborating countries: the Denur temple to the United States, the Ellesiya to Italy, and the Taffa temple to Holland. The temple was transported from Egypt by sea and land, later to be rebuilt in Madrid’s beautiful Parque del Oeste, a 10 minute walk from the Royal Palace. The park is surrounded by beautiful gardens and a lot of local madrileños spend the day their for a picnic or eating some the best Spanish tapas in Madrid at local restaurants located inside the park.
Madrid templo de Debod
Native Spanish tapas highly recommend this beautiful and historical Madrid landmark, especially at sun-set, where the views of the temple and Madrid’s colorful horizon are breath-taking.
Entrance is free. The temple has two floors, on the top floor you can find a scaled-model of the other temples that were saved during the building of the Asuán dam, the bottom floor has an educative presentation of Egyptian mythology and a brief history of Egyptian culture as well as their hieroglyphic readings.
Templo de Debod opening are ours are:
Monday through Friday from 10:00-14:00 and from 18:00-20:00.
Saturdays and Sundays only from 10:00-14:00.
Mondays and holidays, the temple is closed.

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