Templo de Debod

Rating:

Exceptional


This dramatic structure situated beside the Royal Palace in Madrid's Parque del Oeste (Western Park), is one of the only existing monuments of Ancient Egyptian Architecture existing outside of Egypt. It is the only one existing in Spain. It was started in 200 BC by Adikhalamani (Tabriqo), a Kushite King, as a small chape; dedicated to the god Amun. It was eloborated and expended upon until finally the Roman emperors Augustus and Tiberius completed it to its current state. In 1968 the Egyptian state, as a demonstration of its gratitude for their helping to save the Abu Simbel temples, donated the Templo de Debod to Spain. The Templo de Debod had to be relocated from it's existing position just south of Aswan in Southern Egypt due to the construction of a dam.

Type: Monument

Year built:200 BC

Address: Paseo del Pintor Rosales, 2 28008

Area: Argüelles

Phone:913 667 415

Opening times:10:00 - 20:00

Style: Ancient Egyptian

Area of interest: Architecture, History

Services: Religious temple

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