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Torre Tavira

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Address: Calle Marques del Real Tesoro 10, 11001 Cadiz, Spain
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+34 956 21 29 10

Watch tower from the eighteenth century, situated in the down town and the...

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.

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At 6 euros each it was a cheap visit. Obviously quite a few steps, but they are glass semi transparent which for some people could be a problem. A decent view from the top.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

At 6 euros each it was a cheap visit. Obviously quite a few steps, but they are glass semi transparent which for some people could be a problem. A decent view from the top.

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Pearland, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my favorite thing to see in Cadiz. I wish we would have seen it first because it gives you an overview of how the city is laid out. The young gentleman who gave the English presentation did an excellent job. The stairs are doable. Just go slow.

Thank Mray77581
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a Monday in February...and it was open, which was a good start. We had to wait a mere 20 mins for the camera obscure, time which whizzed past even for the kids as we admired the view from the top of the tower. The camera obscura tour itself was conducted in perfect English (somewhat embarrassingly because I... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The camera obscura gives a great "live" over view of the city. Fantastic 360 view of the city from the top. Friendly, entertaining staff.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite a climb to the top of the tower but it is worth it for the views of Cadiz. You can see the whole of the old city so you really get a good idea of the lay out of the town. The Camara Oscura session is included in the price of the ticket, and attendants will let you know... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

If you visit Cadiz, Torre Tavira is one of the places definitely should be visited. You can view the city panoramically at the top of the tower. Besides, camera obscura is lovely experience, the attraction points of the city showed in the 10-15 minutes presentation. Totally worth going there and paying €6. If you plan visiting Cadiz, add Torre Tavira... More 

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Alicante, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I was surprised, this tower is really special,it's the tower of a house and was destinated to duty the ships by there owners. So they have a very original way to see them in real time. The hole city reflected (old camara system) on a big plate in a black room, and you can see the city and the see... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

IMO, there is not much to see or do in Cadiz and this is something. I thought the camera obscura was fascinating. It was included as part of a day trip. I don;t think I would spend more than a euro or two to see it otherwise. Great overview of the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Nice view over the city. The camera obscura is a bonus, very nice to see and on top of that a guide informs you about the must sees in this beautiful city. Definitely worth the 6 euros, especially on a sunny day when you have the best views...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit. I've never been in a camera obscura before and this was a really unusual and delightful experience. Lovely tour guides with a great enthusiasm for their fabulous tower and its camera projections.

Thank seangriffin

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