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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
Calle Marques del Real Tesoro 10, 11001 Cadiz, Spain
+34 956 21 29 10
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Reviewed 6 days 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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
1  Thank Madona0035
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The climb is well worth the panoramic view and the visit to the camera obscura was brilliant. The commentary was given in both Spanish and then English so no problem.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Suzie H
Reviewed December 17, 2018

The tower is situated in Cadiz old town and was once a home/business of a city merchant. Warning that there are 150+ steps to the top, but reward is a great view of the city, followed by an interesting talk & view of the Camera...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GeraldineM53
Reviewed December 13, 2018

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 December 3, 2018 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 November 26, 2018

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 November 26, 2018

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 November 25, 2018

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
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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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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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