Debod Temple, Madrid

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    Debod Temple

    by evona Updated Aug 24, 2006

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    This temple was a present from egyptian gouverment for Spanien (1960)
    You can see this temple in Parque del Oeste. I was not inside, before it is open to 18, and I was there afternoon.
    In this park there is too a terrace and you can enjoy excellent view of Madrid`s panorama. This is very nice to make a walk there and look for great palmtrees or oleanders.

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    Impressive Egyptian Temple

    by Roadquill Written Aug 14, 2006

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    The Temple Diebold is much more impressive than I had expected. It is quite a site to see in the middle of Madrid, just a short walk North from the Palace. Originally destined to be a victim of the Aswan Dam, Egypt gave this Temple to the city of Madrid.

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    El Templo de Debod

    by Quartzy Written Aug 5, 2006

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    In the Parque del Oeste, you'll find this egyptian temple. Pretty weird, huh? I personally enjoy confusing people by telling them I visited an egyptian temple in Spain. ;)

    Seriously, this is an extremely interesting stop: seeing an actual temple is nothing like seeing pictures of it. Inside the temple (two very small floors), you can see the drawings engraved in the rock all over the walls, with explanatory blurbs. On the second floor, an animation shows the construction of the temple.

    This is obviously not about Spanish culture, but I strongly recommend you don't miss it. After all, it's free ;)

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    Debod Temple

    by gasca Written Aug 11, 2005
    Debod Temple

    This temple was given by Egiptyan government to Spain in gratitude to works done by spanish collaboration on one part of the Aswan Dam.

    The temple was moved in 1968 and it keeps the original orientation east-west.

    Opening hours:

    Tue-Fri 10:00-14:00 & 18:00-20:00
    Sat-Sun 10:00-14:00 (free entrance)

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    Debod's Temple

    by Witinha Written Oct 15, 2004
    Debod's Temple

    Debod's Temple is an egyptian monument, saved from a flooding wich was provoked by a barrage and it was offered to Spain after the Civil War.
    I visited this temple it was already dark, but I think it is even more beautiful by night.

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    Templo de Debod

    by dila Written Aug 3, 2004

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    we were really surprised to find this temple in madrid.
    it is a small Ptolemeic temple rescued from the archaeological sites of Nubia before the construction of the Assuan.
    tues - friday 9.45 - 1.45 and 16.45 - 20.15
    sat & sunday 10.00 - 14.00
    closed on mondays and holidays

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    templo debod

    by sethnem Updated Dec 30, 2003
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    un regalo de egypt. un poco de
    egypt en madrid. algunos veces a los noches en el verano tienen conciertos aqui. y el templo es muy linda por la noche con luz. tambien hay vistas de la ciudad de alli.

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    Temple of Debod

    by Carmela71 Updated Nov 11, 2003

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    Stace and me

    From the Royal Palace, head to Plaza de Espa?a, and further on, you can visit this temple.

    It was given to Spain thanks to our help when they salved from the flooding of the Nile.

    An incredible scenery and it is free entrance

    Some people complain about the spoils of the temple by thousands of tourist walking around and touching the walls, but also we have to think that is a way of getting to know more closely without flying to Egypt a little more about this fantastic culture. Maybe I have read too much to Christian Jacq ;-)

    Going to the back of the Temple you can have great views of the Casa de Campo

    Come back your steps to Plaza de Espa?a on the subways to cross the main street, be careful with pickpockets, they work on couples!

    Back my steps and head to Plaza de España

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    The Temple of Debod

    by ChrsStrl Written Aug 30, 2003

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    Part of the Temple

    Not far from the Plaza de Espana is the Templo de Debod. This is a 4thC BC Egyptian temple, rescued from the flooding of the Aswan Dam and given to Spain as a thank you for the work Spanish engineers did on the project.

    There are two processional arches before the temple proper. Surrounded now by a shallow moat it is a lovely site - hardly visited at all when we were there. It is is the Parque del Oeste - an historic place in its own right for there stood the Montana barracks, stormed by the people at the start of the Civil War in 1936.

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    Templo de Debod

    by SirRichard Written Jun 13, 2003

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    The entrance sign (me at the glass)

    Templo de Debod is an old egyptian temple dedicated originally to the cult of Ammon and Isis, built 2.200 years ago.
    It was donated to the spanish government by Egypt to thank us for the help Spain gave to rescue the Abu Simbel temple from the waters in 1968.
    Free entrance. Monday and public holidays closed. Weekends open only in the mornings.

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    TEMPLO DE DEBOD. Paseo Pintor...

    by zumodemango Updated Apr 2, 2003

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    TEMPLO DE DEBOD. Paseo Pintor Rosales ( close to Plaza de España). This temple is Egipcian and it was a present given by the Egiptians to the city of Madrid during the 70's. It's very nice now, apart from the building see the 'museum' inside.(In the picture my sister Mónica with flower, mom and me,year 74)

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    DEBOD's TEMPLE

    by Chus69 Updated Sep 12, 2002

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    Egyptian governmet thanked spanish help in Abu Simbel, and in the year 1.968 they gave us a great present: this original temple in honour of Iris and Osiris. It's rather small, but the place where is exposed is very beautiful to see and walk by.

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    Templo de Debod

    by Redang Updated Feb 7, 2008

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    The Templo de Debod is an original Egyptian structure dating from 2200 years ago, which was dedicated to Amun and Isis. It was donated to Spain by the Egyptian government in 1968.

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    Templo De Debod

    by artonice Written Dec 30, 2005

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    This is a an Egyptian Temple ??!! Yes Espanoles had brought it from Egypt.
    You can go inside the temple and see the inscriptions.Also there are computers that gives informtion about this Temple.

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    Temple De Bod

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Apr 10, 2005

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    Templo de Bod

    Ancient Egyptian temple, moved and rebuilt in Parque Ouest. This is a temple that would have otherwise been covered by the flooding of the Aswan Dam.

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