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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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One of the highlights of Cadiz

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Alicante, Spain
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Alicante, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Troy, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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London UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did this as part of a Viator Tour - Sherry Tasting, Andalusian Horse Show, Tavira Tower, & Cadiz Ferry Ride. I thought this was just going to be a stop where we climb up the high tower, take a few pictures and that’d be it. I didn’t realize it had a special “periscope” type of viewing device. The tour... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A relatively small tower, only 45 meter above the sea level, but with amazing views + camera obscura! If in Cadiz, it is definitely a must. Just don't go shortly before they want to close, because you will miss the camera obscura (a special way to view the city with a kind of periscope). The entry is not free!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the entry fee. A lot of steps to the top but there are a couple of rooms on the way up with information that is well worth reading. The final bit to the top is rather steep but the views from the top are amazing. The Camera Obscura itself is fascinating and we had a very intelligent young... More 

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Tavira, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is one, and the highest, of 128 watchtowers still standing in the old part of Cadiz. The views over the city and across the bay are fantastic, and the guide at the camera obscura is useful for getting your bearings and identify the main sights. But there is no background information given on the history (though there are info... More 

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Province of Valencia, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Don't bring your one-legged granny here, there's no lift and it's a long way up. Because it's a long way up, the views over Cádiz and the surrounds are outstanding. The actual camara oscura didn't thrill us although it was informative. On balance, probably worth the entry fee.

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Faro District, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Obligatory stop in exploring Cadiz. The views from the rooftop are mesmerizing. The Camara Obscura itself is an interesting experience and the guide a funny guy. The admission price is well spent.

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