Unusual places in Madrid: Templo de Debod

Our intern Gabrielle wrote this special piece before going back home. Find out how magical Madrid is with here impressions on Templo de Debod.

When I decided to practice my internship in Madrid, I automatically thought about the most touristy things to do in Madrid: visiting Retiro Park, having tapas every minute of the day and shopping at Gran Vía. Just like me, there are a lot of other people only thinking about the common things to visit when in Madrid, while there are so many other beautiful places to visit. Continue reading “Unusual places in Madrid: Templo de Debod”

Top 5 Madrid: Audrey

Audrey1. Templo de Debod y Parque del Oeste

En Madrid, tenemos un templo egipcio, cerca de Gran Vía y de Plaza de España: el Templo de Debod. Está ubicado en un parque muy bonito, el Parque del Oeste, que ofrece también un buen punto de vista del Palacio Real. ¡Un lugar para andar o disfrutar del día leyendo un buen libro a la sombra de los árboles!

Temple de Debod et Parque del Oeste
Il s’agit d’un temple de l’Egypte antique ouvert au public qui se trouve à Madrid, non loin de la grande rue commerçante, Gran Vía et de la Plaza de España. Il est situé dans un parc très sympathique, el Parque del Oeste, qui offre également une belle vue sur le Palais Royal et également sur une partie de la ville. Un très bon endroit pour se promener ou se détendre sur l’herbe accompagné d’un bon livre !

Temple of Debod
This is an Egyptian temple in the middle of el Parque del Oeste and really close to Gran Vía, the avenue in which you can find most of the shops and the famous Plaza de España. The park also offers a great view of the Royal Palace and it´s a great place to go for a walk or just chill on the grass reading a good book under the trees’ shade. So if you just want to enjoy Spanish weather just go there and relax.

2. Círculo de Bellas Artes, la Azotea

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Visit Madrid’s biggest park

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Casa de Campo Park covers an area of 1722,60 hectares which makes it the biggest park in the city of Madrid. It’s five times the size of Central Park in New York! Apart from being a park, Casa de Campo is also home to the city’s cable car, zoo and amusement park.

History
Just like many other sites in Madrid, Casa de Campo also has an interesting history. Originally, this area was established by King Phillip II for private hunting when he moved the court to Madrid in 1561. However, the park has been open to the public since May 1931.
Most of the original constructions built by the royals in Casa de Campo have been destroyed since it was one of the battlefields during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) of which some of the remains can still be seen today. Continue reading “Visit Madrid’s biggest park”

Templo de Debod

As summer approaches, you will start to find more and more young people gathering in the streets to enjoy a drink or two, before heading into the centre to the bars and clubs. This is known as a botellón “an open-air drinking session”, and although strictly speaking it’s not allowed, the police will normally turn a blind eye and move you along, providing you aren’t causing a disturbance to other members of the public.
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Piscinas abiertas

What’s the one thing that Madrid is missing? A beach! Fear not however, because Madrid’s outdoor swimming pools will start to open their doors towards the end of May. They tend to stay open until the beginning of September when the children go back to school (although obviously each individual pool will vary) so if you’re here over summer you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the sun!
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