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Why Templo Debod Should Be Your Go-To Spot in Madrid

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Carolina Romero is a student at the St. Edward’s University and an ISA Featured Blogger. She is currently studying abroad with ISA in Madrid, Spain.

I’m lucky enough to live a short five-minute walk from the beautiful monument that is the Debod Temple in Madrid. The Debod temple is an Egyptian temple that was dismantled and rebuilt in Madrid in the Parque Templo de Debod, near Plaza de Espana. Now, I can only speak for what this park looks like in the fall since that’s when I studied abroad in Madrid, but it is a beautiful place to feel the autumn air. Walking through this park in the middle of November, you can see all the brown leaves that have fallen off the trees and really get a feel for the season.

The view as you walk away from the temple and into the park, where it really feels like fall. The combination of the scenery with the breezy November weather is incredible.

The view as you walk away from the temple and into the park, where it really feels like fall. The combination of the scenery with the breezy November weather is incredible.

I like the park because it is a monumental site to visit in Madrid. This means there are always people, but it is never too crowded. The temple is also known as the perfect spot to get a good view of the sunset.

 The view as the sun is setting behind the Debod Temple

The view as the sun is setting behind the Debod Temple

This park is the perfect place to walk around with friends to get some fresh air, do homework or sit and drink a hot drink to keep you warm in the cold breeze. You can even go on a run through the park. Living so close to this park is very convenient in a big city like Madrid because it’s a nice way to be around trees and nature. This park also has a spectacular view of the city and the Royal Palace of Madrid, another famous spot for taking pictures.

An overview of the city from the park, with the royal palace peeking through in the corner

An overview of the city from the park, with the royal palace peeking through in the corner

Whether you are lucky enough to live nearby this park or not, I highly recommend making the trip over. If anything, just one time. It is a beautiful and historical place with plenty to do and see.

The world awaits…discover it.

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