This Egyptian temple near Plaza de España once stood in the Valley of the Nile, 31km (19 miles) from Aswan. When the new dam threatened the temple, the Egyptian government dismantled and presented it to Spain. Taken down stone by stone in 1969 and 1970, it was shipped to Valencia and delivered by rail to Madrid, where it was reconstructed and opened to the public in 1971. Photos upstairs depict the temple's long history. The museum is located in the open garden area adjoining Pintor Rosales Avenue close to the Parque del Oeste and with panoramic views westwards of the Casa del Campo.
- visit website
- tel: 91-366-74-15
- Paseo Pintor de Rosales 2
- Madrid, Madrid 28008
Moncloa, Arguelles & Pintor Rosales
- Apr 1-Sept 30 Tues-Fri 9:45am-1:45pm and 6:15-8:15pm; Oct 1-Mar 31 Tues-Fri 9:45am-1:45pm and 4:15-6:15pm; Sat-Sun 9:45am-1:45pm year-round
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