Temple de Debod, Madrid of course!

Well of course, Madrid is it for me. And as said been , lived, worked in the major cities of the world in my life. However, once bitten living in the changing of the guard times and then movida and then well Madrid is different. Each visit brings back memories and thrills and so good to now share it with my 3 young men sons. Once again in Madrid visiting old favorites.

This time we re visit the Temple of Debod! As have written before and have pictures will just bring a brief update here with new photos. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

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First, my previous post on it and I am sure there were others before lol! My previous post why not the temple of Debod

The temple of Amon, originally located in Debod, also known as the Temple of Debod, is a Nubian temple of ancient Egypt, dating from the 2nd century, dedicated to the Egyptian god Amon. It was rebuilt and, in 1972, opened to the public in the Parque del Oeste, on the mountain of Príncipe Pío. To go the exact address is Calle Ferraz 1. by metro/subway/tube get off at the Plaza de España stop lines 2, 3 and 10 or in Ventura Rodríguez line 3 that although it is somewhat further, you can walk to the temple perfectly . We enjoy the bus and lines 3, 46, 74, 75, 148 and C2 can take you there too.

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The temple of Amon was built by the Nubian king Adijalamani of Meroe around the year 200-180 BC, in honor of the Egyptian god Amon as well as Isis, goddess of magic and wife of Osiris . The temple was originally erected at Debod in the Nile Valley 31 km from Aswan in Egypt.

At the time of ancient Egypt, the temple of Debod was a sacred place intended to house and protect the gods. The priests and pharaohs were the only people to have access to the shrine to come into contact with the deities through rites and offerings. During the most important ceremonies and rituals that took place at sunrise, the high priest was charged with opening the Naos chapel, and washing, purifying, perfuming, and parrying the statues of Amon and Isis according to a complex ritual. Moreover, secondary chapels, where are exposed the images of other gods, welcomed at the time the simpler sacred celebrations.

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The Adijalamani chapel is the oldest part of the temple and one of the favorite rooms of visitors. It has kept its original state and contains a representation of King Adijalamani worshiping the deities and making offerings. On the floor of the Egyptian museum, a large collection of images testifies to the long history of the temple.

Near the Temple of Debod on the esplanade to the side , there is a fantastic mirador or lookout . Before you leave, come and enjoy its stunning views.

Nowdays you need to call ahead or check with the tourist office as many days is closed for maintenance and protection of the paintings on the walls inside.

The tourist office of Madrid on the Temple of Debod: Tourist office of Madrid on the Temple of Debod

And there you go another dandy in my beloved Madrid, you will be thrill to be here! Hope you enjoy it.

And remember, happy travels, good health ,and many cheers to all!!!

 

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4 Comments to “Temple de Debod, Madrid of course!”

  1. I visited this temple last time I was in Madrid in 2008: fascinating to find such a marvel so far away from its original home!

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  2. Very well written. I too have written an article about it, go through it, I think it may be useful for you.

    https://mynaturegodblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/19/temples-lost-their-true-meaning/

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