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"Temple of Debod" Top 5 Page for this destination Temple of Debod Tip by Jefie

Temple of Debod, Madrid: 41 reviews and 72 photos

  A lazy afternoon in the Ferraz gardens
by Jefie
  • A lazy afternoon in the Ferraz gardens - Madrid
      A lazy afternoon in the Ferraz gardens
    by Jefie
  • The Temple of Debod in Madrid, Spain - Madrid
      The Temple of Debod in Madrid, Spain
    by Jefie

Just like the Temple of Dendur, which can now be seen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Temple of Debod was a gift from Egypt to thank Spain for its help in preserving several historical monuments and archeological sites when the Great Dam of Aswan was constructed back in the 1960s. Instead of putting it in a museum, however, the goverment of Spain chose to rebuild the temple in a beautiful park overlooking the Casa de Campo. For this reason, most locals and tourists who gather around the temple to soak up the sun in the afternoon or share a few drinks at night don't really go there out of an interest in archeology. The luscious gardens surrounding the temple have simply turned into a fun gathering place for young Madrileños looking forward to unwind after a long day at work or school. So why not join them?!

Address: Calle Ferraz, 1
Directions: Just off the Calle de Ferraz, Metro "Plaza de España"
Phone: +34 913 66 74 15

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 13, 2008
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