Parque del Oeste, Madrid

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Spanning an area of 87 hectares (215 acres), Parque del Oeste is home to a beautiful rose garden. Inhaling the scent of the roses, it is difficult to imagine that this was once the site of a landfill. Thanks to Alberto Aquilera, a 20th-century mayor of Madrid, the public can now enjoy these landscaped grounds and pathways. The park houses the Temple of Debod, a gift from the people of Egypt to the people of Spain, reconstructed in the park in 1968 and rising ephemerally from a pool of water. Other monuments are scattered throughout the area, complementing the harmony of the landscaping.  Arrange to visit Parque del Oeste and other attractions in Madrid using our Madrid travel route planning website .
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  • Although I almost every day with my dogs, that is a privilege that not everyone has, by a matter of time I can't do my favorite ride: from Moncloa to the Temple of Debod at sunset. West Park is unbeatable at that time, the season of the year that is. Come to the temple to see the Sun, unforgettable. Only a small detail, a source of drinking water. Moreover, the parque del Oeste is must-see.
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  • This a beautiful park on a hill near the Madrid University. It is where the Egyptian Temple of Debod is located. From this park you get a great view of the city of Madrid.  more »
  • If you climb to the Templo de Debod, than you surely enjoy right away from the park and beautiful views? I would have liked to have gone with the cable car, but it was not in operation at the beginning of March, unfortunately. But .... Madrid's park in which you are, you never feel in a world city. You will find anywhere!
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  • The park is quit big in the middle of roads and there is no specific access to it as far as I remember since it was open to the road side. It has nice walkways and some great wooden chairs when I was there. Additional fun, it has the only Egyptian temple located outside of egypt.
  • One of my favourite places to visit in Madrid. Located just north of the royal palace, this park is a great place to run or have a picnic. Here are often people playing music and selling jewelery. There is an Egyptian temple there as well. My favourite time to go is just before sunset - the colours are absolutely amazing. Go a little before though as there can be a lot of tourists taking up the good view points.
  • Situated in the city center this is a good spot for running or walk around. Even better if during the sunset. Usually there are some artists that play live music and make the atmosphere even more enjoyable. Worth a visit also for the Egyptian monument present in the main square.
  • It is nice to go there for a short visit and take some photos with the pyramid. You know it is unusual to be able to see an Egyptian building at the very city center but in Madrid they have these Debod pyramid with an enormous park and great sightseeing. Bad thing is... The pyramid visiting is closed most of the time, so make sure it is open before you go in case you were expecting only the sights.
  • A pleasant park dominated by the Temple of Daud. Excellent views over the city and of the royal palace.
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