The Parque del Oeste is a 215 acre public greenspace. The park has been expanded and enhanced several times since it was established in 1906. Western Park’s highlight is the Templo de Debod, a shrine built in Aswan, Egypt, in 200 BC. After the temple was gifted to Spain in 1968, it was reconstructed here in 1972. The Mountain Park section is situated on top of a tall hill which was previously a landfill. This elevation provides great vistas. Seen here behind the water fountain and reflecting pool are two landmarks of Plaza de España: Torre de Madrid (left) and Edificio España (right). A short distance away is a panoramic view of the Royal Palace and Almudena Cathedral.