Templo de Debod and its reflection in water
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Templo de Debod

Spain > Madrid

An ancient Egyptian temple in the middle of Madrid

You'd be forgiven for thinking you've somehow been transported to ancient Egypt when you see the magnificent Templo de Debod. But amazingly, this historic site, which dates back to the 2nd century BC, sits right at the heart of Madrid within Parque de la Montaña.

Templo of Debod, which was originally built in Egypt's Nile Valley, was dismantled and rebuilt in Madrid after Egypt gifted it to Spain in 1968. Thanks to its pretty reflective pool and picturesque location on a hilltop overlooking Madrid, the temple is one of the most popular attractions in the city.

At sunset, the temple's stone walls take on a beautiful orange tinge and at night, they're illuminated by spotlights.

Templo de Debod is easily accessed from the Plaza de España metro stop and it's within walking distance (about 15 minutes) of the Royal Palace.

Travel tip: Note that the Temple is closed on Mondays and on major holidays. As of writing (May 2018) the interior is closed to visitors - but it's still worth exploring the park and seeing Templo de Debod from the outside!

Opening Times

Throughout the Year

  • Sunday: 09:30 AM to 08:00 PM
  • Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
  • Tuesday to Friday: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • Saturday: 09:30 AM to 08:00 PM
Price Information

Entry to Templo de Debod

  • General Free
Address

Calle Ferraz

Madrid

Community of Madrid

Spain 28008