Templo de Debod, Madrid

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Positioned over the water, Templo de Debod is an Egyptian temple that was rebuilt in Madrid. Egypt gave this temple, which was originally constructed to worship the Egyptian god Amun, to Spain. Walk among the temple's columns and arches in its locale in a lush park near the Royal Palace of Madrid. Use our Madrid sightseeing planning website to arrange your visit to Templo de Debod and other attractions in Madrid.
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  • Beautiful temple, worth seeing. My visit was almost a half day, but in the evening I guess is the best time. This located in a high part of the city which allows views of Madrid rather than beautiful.
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  • The Temple of Debod is a haven of peace and relaxation in the more posh Madrid of the Austrias... To go (to non-tourist hours and get lost in its Park and admire a part of Egypt in Madrid) no more magic...
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  • I highly recommend to go to the Temple of Debod late in the day, when the sun sets on the horizon. The temple is currently closed and cannot be visited. On the other hand, the view from this place is beautiful and there is always a lot of people at these times, tourists and locals. The night-time illuminations of the temple are beautiful and reflections in the liquid mirror games makes the place quite magical. A lovely moment in the Madrid crowd.
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  • An Egyptian temple in the heart of Madrid! A must visit during sunset. A very cool spot for pictures. The park itself is not bad you can just set and relax and enjoy some quality time during the craziness of Madrid. I give it 4 stars because its not a must visit but it wasn’t bad.
  • The approach to the temple is dramatic, arousing curiosity to its peak, but as you reach the hilltop, the same level as the Temple, you find its out of limit to tourists. There are security guards every where, making sure none of the visitors step anywhere close to the structure. There’s no entry ticket, still it would have been worth the walk in the heat if we were able to step inside. On top of the hill behind the temple, you can get a lovely view of Madrid, take photos, get an afternoon siesta or just stroll. Playing merrily on his violin you may find the local musician playing “Despachito” or one of the favorites.
  • Beautiful park setting. The monument itself was a gift from Egypt to Spain which is pretty cool. When we went it was closed so we were unable to go in. Not as many people come to this compared to other sites in the city which is nice as sometimes it feels like you’re the only ones there. The park that surrounds it is lovely to just relax from all the walking, catch some shade under the trees and watch all the doggies go by. For good photos I would suggest coming for sunset
  • Beautiful place. Good to enjoy a bright sunny day in the Madrid winter. Sit and relax, plan a picnic with friends, or just walk around and soak the old city sights. Walkable distance from the palace. You can also find large binoculars placed here, but they did not work
  • Couldn't actually go into the temple (it's made to go in, but it was never open for some reason). But the view of the city from the temple's vantage point is breathtakingly beautiful, and is totally worth the climb. People had blankets spread on the greens, having picnics while we were there. Very relaxed atmosphere. Good number of tourists, but not at all hectic or crowded.
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