Debod Temple, a Hidden Egyptian Jewel in the Heart of Madrid

The Debod Temple is an ancient Egyptian temple in Madrid, dedicated to the Gods Isis and Amon. It dates from the 4th century BC. It was given as gift to Spain in 1968 as a symbolic recognition of the archaeological mission that saved some temples of Nubia by flooding downstream of the Aswan Dam. It is located in Calle Ferraz, 1, near Plaza de Espana, next to the Parque del Oeste.

NOTE: The temple is surrounded by gardens and it is an ideal place for a picnic. Enjoy it at sunset, the natural lights make the place more suggestive. It also seems to float on a water surface and overlooks the Casa de Campo, the Catedral de la Almudena and the Palacio Real.

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The admission is free. You can look at the original decorations dedicated to Amon, Isis, Osiris and visit the chapel where ceremonies were celebrated.

Practical information:

If you want to visit the Debod Temple check out the timetable:

  • from October 1 to March 31 from Tuesday to Friday (10-14 and 16-18).
  • from April 1 to September 30 visits take place from Tuesday to Friday, from 10 to 14 and from 18 to 20.
  • you can always enter the Temple on Saturday, on Sunday and on public holidays from 9.30 to 20.

Otherwise you can enjoy the outdoor without visiting the interior.

More info here.

Metro: Plaza de España, 3 and 10 lines.
Buses: 74, 25, 39, 46, 75 and 148.

What are you waiting for? Enjoy this free wonderful jewel in Madrid!


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