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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 2 days ago via mobile

This was a very informative and enjoyable experience, made all the better by Billie who presented the talk on the camera obscura in a lively and friendly manner. I would recommend to do this during the first couple of days here as it helps to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank bubbles71_12
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fantastic views of Cadiz and very interesting and informative display as you walk up to the top. An absolute must for photgraphers.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank b5elfaro
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hidden gem is simply brilliant, using an intricate method of mirrors, glass, magnification, and the weather you get the best views of Cadiz. Well worth a trip.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ChelseaJay69
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being 'old', we got in for €5 each which seemed reasonable considering the upkeep an historic building such as this must need. The very helpful guy at the counter advised us when we arrived at about 11am that the views would be better if we...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Charles L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although this is a paying attraction, the experience is well worth the cost. It was great to view the city we had so enjoyed visiting from another perspective, literally.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank iandbuck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must when visiting Cadiz. It is one of the few attractions in Cadiz that charge but it is well worth the 6€ admission. As well as fab views from the top across the whole city the young lady who was our guide...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AlisonW540
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the relatively easy climb. The Camera Obscura show is excellent. This was the first Camera Obscura in Spain.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jsjourneys
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well worth a visit for the panoramic views of the city. It is one of many towers in Cadiz that were once occupied by wealthy merchants and used to observe ships entering the harbour. Only caution is for those that have difficulty with climbing stairs.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BarryL1953
Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

The price 6€ is awful. They should reduce it. If you visite cathedral you pay 6€ for the seeing cathedral and the tower as well.

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Antonio H
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

This is one of the hotspots of the city. Torre means tower in English. It was built in 18 centuries. At the time, it was the highest building allowing people to overlook the whole city with their own eyes. Now there are other buildings are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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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