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Camera Obscura

Corner of Plaza Vieja, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8664461
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amazing view of the city

The Camera Obscura was on my to do list before I came to Havana, and I was pleased we managed to go... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Worth a visit

This was a nice place to visit on a wonderful sunny afternoon where we gained a quite spectacular... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Corner of Plaza Vieja, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8664461
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Camera Obscura was on my to do list before I came to Havana, and I was pleased we managed to go and see it. You have to buy your ticket, 2 CUCs each, from the green booth just outside the building in the square,...More

1  Thank Kath00000007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a nice place to visit on a wonderful sunny afternoon where we gained a quite spectacular view of the whole city.

Thank kask
Reviewed 17 October 2017

You get your tickets at a kiosk (a little booth) outside the entrance. It's a doorway in the corner that can easily be passed. You take the elevator up to the top. There you enter a circular room that is sooo cool from the airconditioning....More

1  Thank ralmon94
Reviewed 30 September 2017

A few CUC as entrance fee - elevator to top where the "camera" is inside a small roofbuilding. OK terasse area with panoramic views of Havana Vieja. Camerashow ok with english commentaries by a cuban girl. Very clear picture on the large camera mirror.

1  Thank T3T
Reviewed 25 September 2017

So worth the visit! The camera is amazing and the views are really neat! Just in front of la plaza vieja and it is easily to spend quite some time up there admiring the views of the city.

Thank lgali2
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Arrived at the Royal Caribbean port. The first thing you see is the old cars traveling up and down the streets. Talking to the locals let's you know how lucky we really are. People are friendly. Walked to the Camera Obscure. Want a neat experience....More

1  Thank lucy0218
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed our stop there. Only 10 minutes explanation which is good if you are with young kids. You see the whole city in a glimpse and it give you ideas as to what you would like to see from a closer standing point....More

Thank Karine L
Reviewed 23 August 2017

This attraction is inexpensive and will take about 20 minutes or less. The guide inside the building is great . It is fascinating for both adults and kids.

Thank PatWPittsburgh
Reviewed 20 August 2017

For $2CUC, this is a great place to get a fantastic view of Havana. The camera Obscura it an interesting technology that was much better quality than I was expecting. A guide adjusts focus and changes to view to places around the area and viewers...More

1  Thank BocaRatonBill
Reviewed 2 August 2017

There are just a few in the world, you will see the entire city thanks to the lenses and the camera obscure system. The guides give all the details in Spanish and English. Experience life in Havana reflected in a white sheet!

Thank Dalida T P
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Grace M
7 July 2017|
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Response from LckyS | Reviewed this property |
It was 2 dollars. Very worth it!
12 December 2016|
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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
Gypsy Rose Lee06
22 October 2016|
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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.