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Camera Obscura

Corner of Plaza Vieja, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8664461
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Great way to view the city

Not only can you view the city through the tour via the camera obscura, guided by a very... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mary P
Chicago, Illinois
Great experience

This is worth a visit for the lovely views over old Havana, both via the camera obscura (with witty... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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Corner of Plaza Vieja, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8664461
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Not only can you view the city through the tour via the camera obscura, guided by a very knowledgeable guide, but the views form the rooftop of the building are incredible. It is worth the admission price, especially early in the day when it's not...More

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is worth a visit for the lovely views over old Havana, both via the camera obscura (with witty commentary in English) and from the roof terrace. Great value and something a bit different to do.

Thank freckleangel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you didn't know about this place ahead of time, it would be easy to miss. It is in the Old Square on the top floor of the Gomez Vila. It is a great deal at 2 CUCs. You climb up to the tower, about...More

Thank Leslie R
Reviewed 21 June 2017

The rooftop view alone was with the ticket and trip to the rooftop. The Camera Obscura was fascinating - it was like watching a real-time movie.

Thank Tore C
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We had been to a camara obscura before, in Seville (Spain) and since we enjoyed it so much decided to visit this one as well. It was difficult to understand how to get tickets, there's a kiosk on the square that sells them. During our...More

Thank karlijn90
Reviewed 13 June 2017

The Camera Obscura is a cute trick and a great way to get the relative layout of old Havana. There are also great views from the rooftop while you're waiting for the show to start.

Thank mikerutherford
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We really enjoyed viewing the city from the high vantage point. We took the elevator up and walked down. The view at the top is beautiful and the camera obscure is a great idea.

Thank lindakpowell
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Being a photographer, even the idea of a camera obscura deserves 4 stars. This did not disappoint. It's actually a pretty sophisticated version which delivers a great 360 degree view of the Havana skyline. You can also walk out on the roof and see the...More

3  Thank Kim W
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The presentation is very short but nice. It's interesting to see the city move from that perspective. Just being in the terrace of the building is amazing to have a good view over the city.

1  Thank Diana T
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This is a small but significant experience that is totally worth the time in Havana. Not only do you get to see a piece of history and a form of technology that one rarely gets to see and only something like 15 in the world...More

2  Thank ohdesi74
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Grace M
7 July 2017|
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Response from ChuckL13 | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember, just a small fee. Do it you'll love 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.