Debod Temple, Madrid

The Debod Temple is a building of the ancient Egypt located nowadays in Madrid, near Plaza de España and Paseo del Pintor Rosales in the Western Park (Parque del Oeste) of the city. When it was moved to Spain, the building was situated as it originally was: from East to West.

Sunset at Debod Temple

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The Temple of Debod was a gift from Egypt to Spain in 1968 as gratitude for the help Spain gave to save the Temples of Nubia.

This monument is approximately 2200 years old. Its oldest nucleus was probably built by Pharaoh Ptolomeo IV and later, it was decorated by the king Adikhalamani around 200 – 180 years B.C. and it was dedicated to Amón de Debod and Isis.

The Debod Temple is definitely a must-see in Madrid. It is clearly different from all the architecture of the city: it is like having a bit of Egypt in Madrid. In addition, the view from the temple is simply incredible.

Address

Jardines del Templo de Debod. Calle Ferraz, 1. 28008. Madrid, Spain.

Getting there

By bus

Lines 1, 2, 3, 25, 39, 44, 46, 74, 75, 133, 138, 148, C1 and C2.

By subway

Lines 3 and 10 Plaza de España stop. Line 3 Ventura y Rodríguez stop.

By tourist bus

Route 1. Stop 10 – Templo de Debod.

By train

Cercanías RENFE – Príncipe Pío stop.

Opening hours

From October the 1st to March the 31st: Tuesday to Friday from 9:45am to 1:45pm and 4:15pm to 6:15pm. Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 9:30am to 8:00pm.

From April the 1st to September the 30th: Tuesday to Friday from 10:00am to 2:00pm and 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 9:30am to 8:00pm.