Temple of Debod
Suddenly, an ancient Egyptian temple is found for many in Madrid. Surprisingly, no Temple of Debod was brought as a gift by the Egyptian authorities of Spain and fully transported to Madrid. The church of Debod was built in the 4th century BC.NS. At the top flow of the Nile, not far from the city of Aswan. Dedicated the temple initially goddess Iside and in the ancient world was one of the centers of religious reverence.
The modern development of Egypt demanded the construction of the dam for some reason in the area of the location of the temple and several other historical monuments. And then the Government of Egypt went to an amazing step, giving the Church of the Debod’s whole kingdom of Spain in appreciation for previously rendered assistance. The Debody Temple was first carefully dismantled, removing the pre-all the necessary measurements and plans, transported by ships to Spain, delivered to Madrid and restored the plans at a short distance from the Royal Palace.
In 1972. The temple was opened to visit tourists. It is noteworthy that when restoring the temple, the order of gateways and the arrangement of the gate were changed. The huge plus was the fact that the temple was located on an artificial reservoir, which makes it possible to emphasize its beauty with additional reflections in water.
Due to the fact that the capacity of the exposure is very limited, in groups of 60 people pass into the temple, so it is better to write down much in advance. In winter, visit the temple from 9-45 to 13-45 and from 16-15 to 18-15, in the summer from 10-00 to 14-00 and from 18-00 to 20-00. Like most museums of the world, on Monday, the temple is closed. Entrance to the museum free.