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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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+34 956 21 29 10
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Worth a visit. We arrived early and were told that the Camera Oscura was not open for the public at that time. So we went immediately at the top to take a view from one of the highest point of the Cadiz. Breathtaking and amazing...More

Thank Greenapple8232
Reviewed 6 days ago

The U.S. only has one camera obscura in San Francisco. Spain boasts 10. Despite having experienced a few camera obscuras, the magic is never lost. A guide points out historic points on the panoramic moving image of the city. She was entertaining and informative. After...More

Thank Colette C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the tallest of the 133 watch towers that are still standing in the old city of Cadiz. You get to enjoy the most amazing view of the city and to also see details through the mirror periscope show. The tour of the city...More

Thank Marceline S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Camera Obscura is the real attraction here. It's an interesting technology that uses mirrors to project a "camera view" of the city on to a disk in a darkened room. The presentation is about 15 minutes and the guide points out may sights around...More

Thank sonnofa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only you get great views of the city from the roof of this tower (on of the more than 100 towers of Cádiz), but also the 15 minutes in the Camera Obscura are superfun! Recommended!

Thank Simone S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made a mistake of not going here right after getting off our ship. That had been my intention but I goofed. Because of the city design - buildings close together on narrow streets - you don't see the tower until you are right near...More

Thank bigtyke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel had recommended this destination as it had the best views of the city. It was six euros per adult and five euros per child therefore all in all a relatively inexpensive visit. We were able to walk all the way up the tower...More

Thank Roy_Goods
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the surviving merchant towers in Cadiz, from which merchants in olden days would scout for signs of their ships coming in. Tours in English are held frequently, but it’s necessary to book a place in advance – usually about an hour...More

Thank PJandSJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of buildings can take you to the top for a wonderful view, but this tower has a twist: it has a camera obscura. Warning: you must climb to the top of the tower to get to see it. There are no elevators. Once at...More

Thank JohnRegoPark
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here primarily to see the camera obscura which is at the top of this tall, narrow watchtower. Torre Tavira is not suitable for anyone with mobility issues as the only way to the top of the tower is up many many steps inside a...More

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kis496
17 July 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
21 September 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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