Debod Temple

Address: Ferraz 1, Parque del Cuartel de la Montana, Madrid, 28008, Spain
Telephone: 91 366 7415

- Free


An Egyptian temple in Madrid? No, you're not seeing things.

So what's it doing there? The temple was given to Spain in 1968 in thanks for the work of Spanish archaeologists, who helped salvage the temples of Abu Simbel which would otherwise have been flooded as a result of the construction of the Aswan Dam on the Nile. More than 2,000 years old, it was rebuilt stone by stone, and still faces east-west, as it does originally. Located on a high spot on the western edge of central Madrid, it is a stunning - and undeniably romantic - place to watch the sun set. Just sayin', in case anyone was thinking of asking any important questions while on their minibreak, or anything.

Value for money

Expert tips

There are guided tours on Saturday morning, but you have to call to book in advance.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Singles
  • Education
  • Great views / scenery
  • Romance
  • Chilling out
  • History