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Torre Tavira

Calle Marques del Real Tesoro 10, 11001 Cadiz, Spain
+34 956 21 29 10
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Watch tower from the eighteenth century, situated in the down town and the highest point of the city, turned today into a focal point of cultural interest. The tower has two exhibition halls, the Camera Obscura and the terrace from which you can enjoy wonderful views of CádizIts Cámara Obscura was the first one installed in Spain.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“camera obscura” (45 reviews)
“worth the climb” (25 reviews)
“dark room” (9 reviews)
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Calle Marques del Real Tesoro 10, 11001 Cadiz, Spain
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+34 956 21 29 10
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"camera obscura"
in 45 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 25 reviews
"dark room"
in 9 reviews
"no lift"
in 12 reviews
"highest point"
in 8 reviews
"flights of stairs"
in 5 reviews
"roof terrace"
in 7 reviews
"degree view"
in 7 reviews
"different languages"
in 8 reviews
"time slot"
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"entire city"
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"few steps"
in 9 reviews
"english tour"
in 5 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 5 reviews
"sunny day"
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"worth a visit"
in 14 reviews
"old city"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth the entrance fee and climb for the wonderful views of the city and informative, and surprisingly entertaining, camera obscura presentation.

Thank MartinBache
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really recommend to visit this tower. Go upp to the top and get a really good guiding tour with a excellent guide. It was so interested - it goes so quick... The view is fantastic! Good history-lesson! Worth the money - no doubt!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had to wait a very long time to get our slot for the Camera Obscura but it was worth it. The guide did a great job making it interesting and also fun for the kids. The session could have been a bit longer though...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a visit. We arrived early and were told that the Camera Oscura was not open for the public at that time. So we went immediately at the top to take a view from one of the highest point of the Cadiz. Breathtaking and amazing...More

Thank Greenapple8232
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The U.S. only has one camera obscura in San Francisco. Spain boasts 10. Despite having experienced a few camera obscuras, the magic is never lost. A guide points out historic points on the panoramic moving image of the city. She was entertaining and informative. After...More

Thank Colette C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the tallest of the 133 watch towers that are still standing in the old city of Cadiz. You get to enjoy the most amazing view of the city and to also see details through the mirror periscope show. The tour of the city...More

Thank Marceline S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Camera Obscura is the real attraction here. It's an interesting technology that uses mirrors to project a "camera view" of the city on to a disk in a darkened room. The presentation is about 15 minutes and the guide points out may sights around...More

Thank sonnofa
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

Not only you get great views of the city from the roof of this tower (on of the more than 100 towers of Cádiz), but also the 15 minutes in the Camera Obscura are superfun! Recommended!

Thank Simone S
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Reviewed June 30, 2018

We made a mistake of not going here right after getting off our ship. That had been my intention but I goofed. Because of the city design - buildings close together on narrow streets - you don't see the tower until you are right near...More

Thank bigtyke
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Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Our hotel had recommended this destination as it had the best views of the city. It was six euros per adult and five euros per child therefore all in all a relatively inexpensive visit. We were able to walk all the way up the tower...More

Thank Roy_Goods
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kis496
July 16, 2017|
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Response from Sligoone | Reviewed this property |
They seem to run very frequently I'd say about every 30 minutes, but the problem is that it may not be in your language every 30 minutes. Although this would not be ideal I still think you'd enjoy the camera obscura. No need... More
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60graeme
September 20, 2015|
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Response from Torre Tavira C | Property representative |
Good morning, 60graeme :-). First we would like to thank you for your interest in visiting our tower. These are our opening hours: October - April: 10:00 - 18:00 hrs. May - September: 10:00 - 20:00 hrs The last session in... More
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