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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 2, 2011

We thought we'd have a look in the Camera tower as we were passing (And Cadiz is hardly awash with other things to do) . Firstly the views - as one would expect - are really good from the top of the tower - one...More

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Torre Tavira C, Webmaster Torre Tavira at Torre Tavira, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2011

Thank you very much for your comment! In Torre Tavira we take the opinions of our customers, both positive and negative, as an excellent opportunity to improve our service. We are glad you enjoy your visit!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed May 31, 2015

What annoyed me about this property is that they do not offer separate ticket for people who only want to see the views, not the camera obscura. You have to book a time slot for it, since there are only 18 places available every 20...More

3  Thank Veronika M
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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

Thank JennyDHuddersfield
Reviewed 6 days 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.

Thank Gloucs
Reviewed 6 days 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!

Thank AgataKostecka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Beverley W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful way to put Cadiz into perspective with 360 degree views. The tour is well worth the climb up the stairs!

Thank Dublintribe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whether you’re interested in the Camara Oscura or not the views from the top of the tower are worth the entrance alone. The camara oscura itself is fascinating and you get a very interesting 20 minute presentation on how it works and a 360 degree...More

Thank W3lshman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We identified Torre Tavira as something we wanted to do in Cadiz and we were not disappointed. It only cost €6 each to ascend to the top of this 45m high tower. The views of Cadiz were outstanding at the top and it was well...More

Thank Ynysforgan_Jack
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 October 13, 2018 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 October 13, 2018 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

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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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