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Templo de Debod

Calle Ferraz, 1, 28008 Madrid, Spain
| +34 913 66 74 15
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Ancient Egyptian Temple Moves to Madrid Madrid  Spain
An Egyptian Temple Overlooking Madrid Madrid  Spain
The Egyptian Temple Madrid  Spain
Ancient Egyptian Temple Moves to Madrid Madrid  Spain
An Egyptian Temple Overlooking Madrid Madrid  Spain
The Egyptian Temple Madrid  Spain

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Sat, Sun 9:30am - 8pm
Tue - Fri 10am - 2pm, 6pm - 8pm

Ancient Egyptian Temple Moves to Madrid

Stone by stone, second-century BC Debod Temple was reconstructed in Spain in an effort, called to action by UNESCO, to save its demise when the site was threatened by the construction of the Great Dam of Aswan. As a sign of gratitude for the help provided by Spain in saving the temples of Abu Simbel, the Egyptian state donated the Temple of Debod to Spain in 1968. The temple is not exactly in the city center, so you’ll have to make the effort to get there. Little known: This is the spot for sunsets, and it’s gorgeously lit at night. But if you want to see the inside, be sure to check opening hours, which change seasonally, and of course, are closed for siesta.

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