We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Great Views - do not miss this!!!

This is the most hidden gem in cuba town. It is very amazing to witness this live. The guide was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ap1209
Great views - interesting!

Loved this place. Great views over Havana, and excellent talk given in English as well as Spanish... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2018
fmanklow
,
Brighton, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 1,269 reviews
254
All photos (254)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“plaza vieja”(76 reviews)
“degree view”(14 reviews)
“dark room”(11 reviews)
About
As featured in 3 Days in Havana
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
26°
16°
Nov
25°
15°
Dec
24°
13°
Jan
Contact
Corner of Plaza Vieja, Havana, Cuba
Website
+53 7 8664461
Call
Reviews (1,269)
Filter reviews
492 results
Traveller rating
288
166
30
5
3
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
288
166
30
5
3
Show reviews that mention
All reviews plaza vieja degree view dark room leonardo da vinci elevator ride old havana different perspective several languages roof terrace havana skyline unique experience worth a visit entrance fee take pictures technology periscope operator
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 492 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the most hidden gem in cuba town. It is very amazing to witness this live. The guide was very informative of what we were seeing and also for our questions. It was so fun to go here. This is on the 7th/8th floor...More

Thank ap1209
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Loved this place. Great views over Havana, and excellent talk given in English as well as Spanish. Well worth it.

Thank fmanklow
Reviewed September 4, 2018

THis place is aboslutely great if th eguide explaining is the right person.The place is very ineteresting and th eviews out of the camera are awesome too. The guide is important here. Last time I was there, it was a tall man able to speak...More

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Camera Obscura is located on the 7th floor of a building in Havana Veja Plaza. From there you can admire the whole city from above. A brief explanation of the operation of the room is included and the various neighborhoods of Cuba are seen enlarged....More

1  Thank lucia05viaggiatore
Reviewed August 22, 2018

I must have been there on a good day because even though the building was initially closed (for lunch?) and then there was a queue of people, the lift was working. The lady who demonstrated the camera kindly did her presentation in English as well...More

Thank Ann T
Reviewed July 24, 2018

We took the elevator to the roof and paid the 2 peso entrance fee, kids free. Great experience plus after the show you get to see lots of old Havana from the rooftop.

Thank Edwin F
Reviewed July 8, 2018

Great view of Havana, Cuba with a wonderful breeze. No working elevator so it comes at a price, five floors of stairs. The views from this five story roof were great, lots to see and a different perspective of the city. The dark room Camera...More

Thank Warren F
Reviewed May 31, 2018

An excellent opportunity to kill two birds with one stone if travelling to Havana. The rooftop has excellent panoramic views of the city and particularly the hive of activity on its rooftops. And for $2 you can go into the camera obscura where we received...More

1  Thank Doz G
Reviewed May 1, 2018

Unfortunately the camera was not operating when we visited so instead we had a free view all around from the rooftop. Well worth the trip up in the elevator.

Thank micknor51
Reviewed April 20, 2018

The camera obscura is pretty cool, and the view from the roof is worth the entry fee alone. You are only in the room briefly, the tour is in several languages so easy to understand. Well worth the modest entry fee. Keep an eye out...More

Thank Dawn W
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 351 nearby hotels
Conde de Ricla Hostal
62 reviews
.03 km away
Hotel Beltran de Santa Cruz
142 reviews
.04 km away
Hotel Los Frailes
505 reviews
.13 km away
Beltran de Santa Cruz Boutique Hotel Havana
106 reviews
.16 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,925 nearby restaurants
Mojito-Mojito
336 reviews
.06 km away
Somos Cuba Restaurant
194 reviews
.16 km away
El Holandes
89 reviews
.22 km away
Maximo Bar
150 reviews
.19 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,111 nearby attractions
Old Square (Plaza Vieja)
7,831 reviews
.04 km away
Museo del Ron Havana Club
1,368 reviews
.15 km away
Museo del Chocolate
918 reviews
.21 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Grace M
July 7, 2017|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
Response from LckyS | Reviewed this property |
It was 2 dollars. Very worth it!
0
Votes
maupaiva
December 12, 2016|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from blackadder2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are welcome. But telling them in advance that they are going to a Camera Obscura will bring on puzzled looks. It depends on the age (I'm thinking more here of single digits and pre-teens), so tell them it is like... More
1
Vote
Stay808809
October 22, 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Penny S | Reviewed this property |
According to Camera Obscura Havana's website, it is open Monday to Saturday 10 - 5.20. Hope this helps.
0
Votes