Today we are stepping out of the usual comfort zone! Sometimes to admire breath-taking views you don’t need to go to a restaurant or a rooftop. That’s right! Case in point, Madrid has the Templo de Debod.
The Templo de Debod is an Egyptian temple, that has an antiquity of approximately 2.200 years. What is an Egyptian temple doing in Madrid, you may be asking yourselves? It’s a gift from Egypt to Spain as a thank you for the help received in the saving of the Nubia Temples. The temple was placed on a small hill, on the old site where a military barrack from the Spanish Civil War used to be.
The best thing about this site is its location, from the hill you can enjoy excellent views of the South of Madrid. There’s even a gazer where you can see the Royal Palace from a different angle, and take impressive pictures from a distance. You will also enjoy excellent views of the Campo del Moro, a historical garden that dates to the 19th century. On clear days you can even sight Madrid’s theme park, which is nearly 5km away!
The best part of this place is the fact that as it’s a park, there are no opening and closing hours! You can go at noon and enjoy the perfect reflection of the temples on the pond, relax in the afternoon and sit on the grass whilst a group of youngsters nearby play the guitar, or go in the late afternoon and contemplate the sun set on Madrid’s blue skies.