This astonishing monument dating from 2200 years ago, is situated in the popular park, Parque del Oeste, not far from the Royal Palace of Madrid. The Temple was gifted to Spanish government from Egypt as a sign of gratitude for all their help in saving the temples of Abu Simbel in Nubia. It was dismantled from Egypt and rebuilt in Madrid in 1968.
Address: Templo de Debod, Paseo del Pintor Rosales, 28008 Madrid. Plaza de España or Ventura Rodríguez are the closest subway stations reachable via either Line 3 or Line 10.
Entry: Free, (Yes, it is absolutely free to see this wonderful site!) but check the opening times.
- October 1 to March 31: Tuesday to Friday- 9:45 to 13:45 and 16:15 to 18:15.
- April 1 to September 30: Tuesday to Friday- 10:00 to 14:00 and 18:00 to 20:00.
- Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 10:00 to 14:00.
- Last entrance 15min before closing.
- Closed: Every Monday. Jan 1, Jan 6, May 1, Dec 25.
I would highly recommend to visit it in the afternoon and once you finish viewing inside, stay around the park to see the amazing view of sunset and its beautiful effects on the temple. One of the best sunsets I have seen! I kept on taking photos as the sun went down, and with every photo, the temple looked different, glorious and mysterious!!Check out the photos below 🙂