"a strange temple at Parque del Oeste!" Parque del Oeste Tip by mindcrime

Parque del Oeste, Madrid: 6 reviews and 9 photos

  Templo de Debod at Parque del Oeste
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  • Templo de Debod at Parque del Oeste - Madrid
      Templo de Debod at Parque del Oeste
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  • Templo de Debod at Parque del Oeste - Madrid
      Templo de Debod at Parque del Oeste
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  • scale model at Temple de Debod - Madrid
      scale model at Temple de Debod
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  • entrance of Parque del Oeste - Madrid
      entrance of Parque del Oeste
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Parque del Oeste is near the royal palace so I went there after my visit to the palace. The park is nice but the most amazing is the ancient Egyptian temple inside the park!

Templo de Debod is very old, it was built in the early 2nd century BC!! But not in Madrid, in Egypt! :) Spain was one of the countries that helped when the construction of the dam of Aswan in 1960 put in danger many monuments of the area around Nile so the government of Egypt donated this temple as a gift to Spain in 1968. It was originally built to honor gods Amon and Isis in the town of Debod.

It is very weird to see it, there is a small museum inside with scale models of the original location of it etc What I enjoyed most was the view of the city (the palace etc) in the distance

Address: Parque del Oeste
Directions: in Parque del Oeste, in close distance from metro Plaza de Espana
Phone: 34915489512
Website: http://www.munimadrid.es/templodebod/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 3, 2008
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