Templo de Debod

Egyptian temple dating back to the 2nd century BC

Yes, there is an Egyptian temple in downtown Madrid!

The temple was donated to Spain in 1968 by the Egyptian government to save it from floods following the construction of the great Aswan Dam.

Dating back to the 2nd century BC, this temple was dedicated to the god Amon of Thebes, about 20km south of Philae in the Nubian desert of southern Egypt.

According to some authors of myth and legend, the goddess Isis gave birth to Horus in this temple.

Located 2 minutes from Plaza de España, inside the “Parque del Oeste de Madrid”, it’s definitely worth a visit.

The views from the surrounding gardens towards the Palacio Real and the west suburbs are awesome, you’ll shoot wonderful picture. It was opened to the public in 1972. The reconstruction in Madrid kept the building’s original orientation; that is to say, from East to West.

  1. A charming monument in Madrid City Center

    This is a very nice area of Madrid, have a drink on the “paseo” in front of the Debod Temple. The garden around the temple is also frequented by local gay for running and cruising (especially at sunset). At night it remains frequented by gays but might be little risky to be there as cruising is strictly forbidden…

Paseo del Pintor Rosales
28008 Madrid
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