Templo de Debod

Monument & Heritage Open in this Schedule Check location

One of the biggest surprises of Madrid, this ancient Egypt Temple was a gift to Spain by the Egyptian government after Spain helped saving historical landmarks in the country during the construction of the Aswan Dam, by controlling the flood threatening many archaeological sites.

The temple from the 2nd century BC was dismantled and rebuilt in Madrid’s Cuartel de la Montana, being today one of the few examples of ancient Egyptian architecture that can be visited outside Egypt. Dedicated to the god Amun and the goddess Isis, the chapel was built at the orders of the King Adikhalamani, and the temple was then enlarged during the Ptolemaic dynasty, 15 km south of Aswan, in Upper Egypt.

In 1960, due to the large floods in Egypt, Spain was one of the countries who responded to UNESCO’s request to help to save the Abu Simbel Temples and as a sign of gratitude, Egypt transported the monument to Madrid. The reassemble changed, however, the original orientation of the gateways.

Contacts & Details

Calle Ferraz, 1 28008 Madrid

Sunday:

9:30 – 20:00

Tuesday:

10:00 – 14:00

18:00 – 20:00

Wednesday:

10:00 – 14:00

18:00 – 20:00

Thursday:

10:00 – 14:00

18:00 – 20:00

Friday:

10:00 – 14:00

18:00 – 20:00

Saturday:

9:30 – 20:00