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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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Definitely a place to visit on a trip to Cadiz. The merchants who made it big from the Americas trade built their houses with towers so they could watch their cargoes arriving. The Taviras were among the most wealthy and built the highest tower near...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Westmerian54
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a great hour or so at Torre Tavira. The views from the upper viewing deck all round Cadiz are great and give a perspective you cant get elsewhere. Our guide for the camera obscura show was very engaging and knowledgeable giving a nice...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sfc456
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting and inexpensive with the added advantage of a gentle workout up the stairs. The views are excellent and allow you to orientate oneself in the city. the Camera Obscura is an interesting touch.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Colin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our walking tour took us to a small plaza where we noticed many towers overlooking the area. We were recommended this tower because of the fantastic views of the city. However it is a bit of a climb so if mobility is an issue, this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lakecomo16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lovely old but tall tower is now on tourist trail because of the camera obscura. Worth visiting if you have never seen one in action before - it’s a bit of a climb to the top so be prepared.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Reenby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't sure what to expect from this place but the views are killer, the best in Cadiz, and the Camera Obscura is pretty cool and gives you a unique overview of the city. This is a must do. 6 euros to get in but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank R8der
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great visit - lots of history and amazing views of the whole city. Be booked on specifically a visit in English, but there was confusion when we arrived as most of the other folk were expecting Spanish (there were around 12 people...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JennyDHuddersfield
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this visit - amazing views from the tower and the camera obscura tour was very interesting. You are never rushed & can have as much time as you want to savour the views of this intriguing ancient port city.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gloucs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not miss it! Guided tour is worth the price. From the top of the tower is the best view of the old town!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AgataKo
Reviewed October 22, 2018

We came across this place by chance on a day in Tavira .Absolutely wonderful to see this fascinating place. We've never seen anything like this spectacular view in such a quirky way. Everyone needs to see this.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Beverley W
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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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