Temple of Debod

Temple of Debod in Egypt
Temple of Debod in Egypt

The Temple of Debod (Templo de Debod) is an ancient Egyptian temple which was dismantled in Egypt and rebuilt in Madrid. It was originally 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) south of Aswan in Egypt. In 1960, due to the construction of the Aswan High Dam and the consequent threat posed by its reservoir to numerous monuments and archaeological sites, UNESCO made an international call to save this rich historical legacy. As a sign of gratitude for the help provided by Spain in saving the Abu Simbel temples, the Egyptian state donated the temple of Debod to Spain in 1968.

The temple is in the Parque del Oeste, near the Royal Palace of Madrid, and opened to the public in 1972. It constitutes one of the few works of ancient Egyptian architecture which can be seen outside Egypt and the only one of its kind in Spain.

Address: Templo de Debod, Calle Ferraz, 1, 28008 Madrid, Spain – Map
Metro: Madrid Metro line 3 Madrid Metro Line 10 Plaze de España
Hours: Monday: Closed. Tuesday to Friday: 10 am to 2 pm. + 6 pm to 8 pm. Saturday & Sunday: 9:30 am to 8 pm.
Web: Web site (In Spanish only)

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