Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Looking for a Sight Seeing Spot in Madrid? Visit the Plaza Mayor!

One of the top tourist sightseeing spots in the city of Madrid is the Plaza Mayor so if you've watched the video you probably have an insight of what to see in the Plaza Mayor. So if you're what to do in the city of Madrid, visit places like the Plaza Mayor is one of your options.
Here's a video that we've filmed on the Plaza Mayor and our CEO Enrique Martinez shared some recommended attractions and activities in the city of Madrid that most tourist and travelers do when they visit our city. Check it out!
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Friday, November 15, 2013

Get Inside The Temple of Debod in Madrid Spain

Lying within the city center of Madrid is an Egyptian sanctuary, The Temple of Debod. It is an ancient Egyptian temple which was rebuilt in Madrid way back in 200BC. This temple is considered to be the most surprising monument of Madrid where you can experience the ancient culture. Inside the temple, you can witness firsthand the mythology, history and architectural art inside the walls of the temple.

It is considered a treasure from where it lies because historical events happened within those walls. Way back several centuries ago, it was the hill of Spanish Army’s headquarters which was now located in Parque del Oeste (Western Park). That same hill back in May 3, 1808 is also where the French soldiers executed hundreds of people during the Independence War. You can further picture the horrific event with the painting displayed in Prado Museum by Francisco de Goya (The Third of May 1808).

This temple is close to Plaza de España where you can get to by the Metro Station located there or other city bus and tourist bus lines. Luckily, there is no fee in visiting the temple but reservation should be made prior to visiting.

Why is the Temple of Debod in Madrid?

Take into consideration that Spain was never a colony of Ancient Egypt. But, why is the Temple of Debod in Madrid? The temple served as a gift of the Egyptian Government to the Spanish Government way back in 1968.

Historically speaking, Temple of Debod was originally built 15 kilometres south of Aswan, Southern Egypt near the great goddess Isis’ religious center. Over the years of its development way back in Egypt, the original sanctum of their God, Amun, the offering table room and several sanctuary side rooms lay back there. Because this temple was originally near the Great Dam of Aswan, the construction of the Great Dam will greatly affect the welfare of the monument back in 1960. With the help of the Spanish Government, the historical legacy was saved. As a token of gratitude, the temple was donated to Spain in 1968. In 1972, the temple was opened to the public in Madrid.

Some donations made by the Ancient Egypt as a token of their gratitude also includes the Temple of Taffeh went to Leiden (Nederland) and the Temple of Dendur that can be seen today in the Metropolitan Museum of New York. All of them have also some similarities to the Temple of Debod.

Understanding the Temple of Debod

Again, originally, the Temple of Debod was located south of Aswan, southern Egypt near the first cataract of Nile River. Back in 200 B.C., Adikhalamani, the Kushite king of Meroë, initiated the construction as a worshipping avenue for the god, Amin. It’s design and style was patterned to the late Temple of Dakka, in Lower Nubia, from the Meroitic period.

From a small single room chapel, it was extended on all four sides to form a majestic and historical temple (12X15 metres) from when the Ptolemaic dynasty Kings reigned. In 1868, unfortunately, the monument capitals collapsed before its restoration making it appear as if the wall doesn’t compliment the original state of the temple. With this, this temple is one of a kind where you can learn about Ancient Egyptian Art located in Madrid.

Lastly, what made this temple so majestic is when every time twilight approaches. The sun sets behind the monument down the horizon giving a nice panorama view for tourists and people of Madrid. During the night, it provides a unique atmosphere of ancient civilization and sacredness.

Travel INFORMATION that travelers like you need to know.

This travel information about The Temple of Debod in Madrid Spain is written by the travel experts of What to do in Madrid dot com. We love to give travelers some great info about the city of Madrid that's why we are always publishing articles, news and tips about traveling to the city of Madrid.

Address: Paseo del Pintor Rosales, 2, 28008 Madrid, Spain
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Football News of the Day Oct. 24, 2013 by "What to do in Madrid"

Are you a Football / Soccer Enthusiast? What's your favorite team in the Spanish League? This is our Football News of the Day (Oct. 24, 2013). We love to share great and interesting content that talks related topics, issues and trends around our beautiful city of Madrid, Spain.

We are one of the companies here in Madrid that promotes everything that the city of Madrid has to offer. From the best food and cooking, tours, attractions, sports to the useful travel information that most travelers search for in the web. We would love to be the source of information when people are searching for related queries around our city.

Now this Football News of the Day Oct. 24, 2013 by "What to do in Madrid"

Manchester United & Real Madrid To Compete For Classy Italian Playmaker - caught offside


Manchester United & Real Madrid To Compete For Classy Italian Playmaker caughtoffside
Manchester United and Real Madrid look set to go head-to-head for the signing of AC Milan star Riccardo Montolivo this January, according to talkSPORT.

Kayal hopes duo will return 

Celtic goal hero Beram Kayal says he would like captain Scott Brown and playmaker Kris Commons back for the UEFA Champions League return in Amsterdam against Ajax.

Conte: Juventus not afraid of Real Madrid 

Conte: Juventus not afraid of Real Madrid
Conte admits that he remains baffled by Juve's capitulation at the Artemio Franchi but he is expecting his players to rise to the occasion against Madrid on Wednesday night.

What to do in Madrid is a gateway for the current news and trends that is buzzing around the city of Madrid, Spain. So this post will set an example that we are really aiming to provide all the interesting topics & information that travelers, vacationers and tourist will be interested to know about.

We aim not only the people who want to travel to our beautiful city but also the world! We are proud to say that Madrid, Spain is one of the best travel destination around the world so we have a lot of attractions that for sure most people will be interested to read.

Yes, we also sell Football tickets for all of the Football Games that is held in Madrid. To be more specific of the location most of the Football Games are held at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

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Samba Magic – Marcelo Dependency 

Tweet Brazilian footballers are different. They are all of a unique mould. They play the game with a combination of flair and intensity, which makes them so unique. Naturally, this effect is felt by clubs that have Brazilians playing for them as well. Oscar, Neymar, Hulk, Dani Alves – the common theme here is how… Real Madrid Football Blog / by Kaushik /

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