Temple of Debod

Princesa

History

 

Debod temple was located south of Egypt, in Lower Nubia, near the First Cataract of the Nile and the great religious center of the goddess Isis in Philae. Its construction began in the early second century BC, Adijalamani king border country of Meroe, who erected a shrine dedicated to the gods Amon and Isis. Later, various kings of the Ptolemaic dynasty added new rooms around the original core. The Roman emperors Augustus, Tiberius and possibly Hadrian completed the construction and decoration of the building.

In 1960, the construction of the Aswan High Dam, with the consequent threat of disappearance of monuments and archaeological sites of Lower Nubia led UNESCO to make an international call to save this rich historical heritage. In gratitude for the assistance provided to saving the temples of Abu Simbel, the Egyptian state donated in 1968 the temple of Debod to Spain. Rebuilt in one of the most beautiful parks in Madrid, Debod Temple is one of the few Egyptian architecture that can be completed outside Egypt.

Location

Adress

Calle Ferraz, 1
28008 Madrid.

 

Transports

 

METRO (PDF)
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Ventura Rodríguez Station (line 3)
Plaza de España Station (lines 2, 3 and 10)

 

BUS LINE (Interactive MAP)
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1, 2, 74, 25, 39, 46, 75, 138, C1, 3, 44, 133, 148, C2

 

LOCAL TRAIN 
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Madrid-Príncipe Pío

 

 

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