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Parque del Oeste

Parque del Oeste
Parque del Oeste
#About the Park with the Egyptian Temple and Skates

Parque del Oeste is a designed park from the 21st century, with a beautiful view and a special atmosphere.

The park is located on the side of a hill, overlooking the Manzanares River. At the southern edge, on the Principe Pio Hill, there is the Debod Temple, an Egyptian Temple from the 4th century AD. The temple was brought here when the area, in southern Egypt, where it was located, was flooded by Lake Nasser.

Climb to the top of Parque del Oeste, to the Paseo Pintor de Rosales walkway, from which you can look at the park from above and watch amazing sunsets. Along the walkway are cafes where many of the cities well-off residents tend to sit.




A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/1LA0VU6Tr2c


A Visit:

https://youtu.be/uKpySNY35is?t=17s
Templo de Debod
Templo de Debod
#About the Ancient Temple that Egpyt Gave to Spain as a Present

The Templo de Debod is an ancient Egyptian temple that is located in the well-maintained Parque del Oeste.

The temple was moved from its original spot in south Egypt, when it was given as a gift to the Spanish government in 1968. The gift was given by the Egyptian government, as a thank you gesture for a Spanish team of architects, who were brought through UNESCO, for preserving temples like the Abu Simbel Temples, that were in danger during the construction of the Aswan Dam and the flooding created in Nassar Lake.

In 1968 the temple was moved to Spain and rebuilt near the Royal Palace of Madrid, not far from Plaza de Espana. This is a small temple with one floor. Many stairs lead to it in the park, for it is located on a hill, from which is a beautiful view. Around the temple are pools, and two of the three original gates. The pools create beautiful reflections, that look really nice in photos.



#About the Temple Itself

The Templo de Debod is an ancient Egyptian temple built originally in southern Egypt.

This is a temple from the 4th century AD, on whose interior walls can be seen ancient Egyptian inscriptions. It was originally dedicated to God Amun. The steps leading to the display of a model where it was located in Egypt, from where it was brought to Spain.

The building began in the ancient times by Kushite king of Meroë. Originally, it held only a small prayer room, and was dedicated as a prayer place for the God Amun. The steps lead to a nice display about Egypt, where the temple was originally located.

In 1968 the temple was moved to Madrid, the capital of Spain, and rebuilt here, exactly like the original.



#Tips

The temple is open until 1:00 pm daily, try arriving in the morning, as early as possible.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/qjF64LbZkqQ


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