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Camera Obscura, Havana

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Experience 17th-century optics in action at Camera Obscura. The educational experience provides insight into the nature of light and our ability to perceive it, capture it, and reproduce images created by it. You can also walk around the roof and soak in captivating vistas of old Havana and its harbor, or view the city through different optic lenses for a more abstract perspective. Make Camera Obscura part of your personalized Havana itinerary using our Havana vacation trip planner.
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  • The Camera Obscura is a cute trick and a great way to get the relative layout of old Havana. There are also great views from the rooftop while you're waiting for the show to start.  more »
  • We really enjoyed viewing the city from the high vantage point. We took the elevator up and walked down. The view at the top is beautiful and the camera obscure is a great idea.  more »
  • Being a photographer, even the idea of a camera obscura deserves 4 stars. This did not disappoint. It's actually a pretty sophisticated version which delivers a great 360 degree view of the Havana sky...  more »
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  • Nice place to orientate in Havana, it literally a Camera Oscura that shows you thanks to lenses and mirrors Havana and its main spots in real time, Nice view from the terrace just outside
  • Very nice place to learn from and take kids in.
  • A must see for Havana tourists. The camera obscura is is an antique that would never be built today. Originally it was a gift from a Spanish Prince to Cuba. The camera obscura is really mesmerizing children and adults alike were captivated by the quality of images it could produce
  • Cámara Oscura (or Darkroom) offers nice views of Habana Vieja and the Harbor. The primitive device is quite impressive. One of the more unique things you'll see anywhere -- well worth the visit.
  • Great place for pictures, cocktails and enjoying the old Habana.