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  • Address: Paseo Pintor de Rosales 2
  • Hours: Open Tues - Sun 10am - 2pm & weekdays 6pm - 8pm , Closed Mon
  • Admission: Free

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Temple of Debod (Templo de Debod)

The Temple of Debod is an Egyptian 4th century BC temple that now stands in the Parque de la Montaña near Plaza de España. While it seems out of place in Madrid, the temple has been there since 1971 when it was dismantled, shipped, and carefully reconstructed in the city. This was done to protect it from flooding caused by the Aswan Dam. Spain was chosen to receive the temple as a thank you for helping to save Abu Simbel, another archaeological site that was threatened by flooding in Egypt.

As for the temple itself, it stands behind two stone gates rising out of a calm shallow pool. Inside the temple, there are hieroglyphs as well as photos documenting its history, including the reconstruction in Madrid. The temple and gates are illuminated at night, creating a clear beautiful reflection of it in the water. 

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The Parque de Montaña, where the Temple of Debod now stands, also offers a comfortable retreat with grassy lawns and shade-giving trees. The view from the edge of the hillside is an amazing panorama of the city skyline and is the perfect spot to watch the sunset. Get there from the Plaza de España or Ventura Rodriguez metro stops.

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Madrid Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Optional Food Tastings

4.5 star rating: Recommended 749 Reviews

Discover Madrid’s highlights aboard an open-top double-decker hop-on hop-off bus. Step aboard and watch the passing sights on both the two ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: Varies

From USD $23.75

Madrid Card

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Discover the rich history and culture of Madrid with your Madrid Card. Gain entry to over 50 museums, partake in a "Discover Madrid" walking tour or ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: Varies

From USD $53.16

Madrid Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 259 Reviews

Zip through the streets of Madrid on a revolutionary Segway! Not only is it easy but, loads of fun as well. You will see the Royal Palace, the Almudena, Templo ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: Varies

From USD $39.59

Madrid Bike Tour

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Take this fun Madrid cycle tour and see the city at its best! Visit all the famous sights, from the Royal Palace and Retiro Park to Plaza Mayor and Puerta del ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $24.88

Small-Group Madrid Running Tour

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Exercise and see the sights of Madrid on a small-group running tour, led by a local fitness-expert guide! The 1.5-hour workout is set at the pace of the ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $28.28

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