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“camera obscura”(45 reviews)
“worth the climb”(25 reviews)
“dark room”(9 reviews)
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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...more
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Calle Marques del Real Tesoro 10, 11001 Cadiz, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You can't leave this city without visiting tower, mainly due to "cámara oscura" (dark room), there you will enjoy a breathtaking sightseeing. Recommendable to book in advance

Thank Eneko M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited this watch tower, te tallest jn Cadiz, whilst visiting the city as part of a cruise and it made the city visit worthwhile. The camera obscura with Anna giving the demonstration (and talk) gave a useful rooftop tour of the city and insight...More

Thank Phil-R-Harding
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were on an organised tour of Cadiz, but we were the only ones who visited this camera obscura. Well the others missed out. It is well organised, the delightful young lady who took the guided tour spoke excellent English, amongst other languages I suspect......More

Thank cftjw
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Only had a few hours in Cadiz but made this a priority and delighted that we did. The views over the city were fantastic and Ana, our guide, was an expert on the camera oscura and spoke in a relaxed but informative style which made...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay, I get the "camera obscura" point of interest. Where do we go from here? All those other bigger fish out there are calling our names. So, I get it that this is a 1700's construction; it is the tallest of the remaining 160 towers...More

Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tower is the highest of Cadiz's lookout towers and now has a camera obscura. The view from the top is excellent and the guided show in the camera obscura is very good with Spanish and English descriptions by the guide.

Thank PhilipH2201
Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely and informative place to visit. great views and well worth checking the 'special view' from inside the black box.

Thank AnnaHertfordshire_UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a modestly high building in relation to the city of Cadiz. If you wish to see the city from this perspective, come along. Otherwise its an expensive view point and the fee is the same even if you aren’t able to view the...More

1  Thank Johnnie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing views from the top on a sunny day, beautiful pictures. Definitely worth to see the camera obscura, especially if you've never seen one.

Thank Joanna W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

fascinating visit from a visual perspective and also to reflect on the history of what was essentially commodities futures trading. well worth a visit for sailors, traders and photographers or anyone interested in past technologies.

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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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