The Temple of Debod in Madrid offers you the chance to visit an authentic ancient Egyptian temple in the heart of Spain and walk back in time thousands of years. It was moved from Egypt to save it from destruction and today offers visitors the chance to visit an ancient tomb just a few minutes from the Royal Palace of Madrid.

The temple stands in the heart of the Parque del Oeste, just 10 minutes from the city centre of Madrid to the northwest. It's a chance to see more than 2,200 years of history in the heart of this great city.

A brief history of the Temple of Debod in Madrid

The Temple of Debod in Madrid was originally located near the first cataract of the Nile close to the religious centre of Philae. The temple was constructed in the early 2nd century BCE by the Kushite King Adikhalamani and was expanded several times during the Ptolemaic dynasty. In 1960 when the Aswan High Dam was constructed, it was in danger of being lost. An international effort by UNESCO led to its preservation.

Egypt donated it to Spain, which dismantled it and rebuilt it in the Parque del Oeste, where it stands today. It's one of few ancient Egyptian architectural sites outside of Egypt.

What else is good to know about the Temple of Debod in Madrid?

Visits to the Temple of Debod in Madrid are based on 30-minute intervals with a maximum of 30 people. The temple is served by Metro and bus routes, so it's easy to get to, and a pay car park can be found onsite. Entry to the temple is free. Photographs are permitted, but only for personal use, and flash photography is prohibited to protect the artwork inside.

It's important to note that because the temple is an authentic rebuild of a 2,200-year-old site, it is not entirely accessible for people with disabilities. Navigation within could be difficult due to small rooms and narrow corridors.

Templo de Debod in Madrid

Ubicación: C. de Ferraz, 1, 28008 Madrid, Spain

Horarios: Tuesday–Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm (closed on Mondays)

Teléfono: +34 913 66 74 15