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. Use our Havana online travel route planner to arrange your visit to Camera Obscura and other attractions in Havana.
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  • Attraction not to be missed. You have an overview of Havana and, when we visited, it was a super sunny day, perfect for viewing. The official who led the attraction was perfect and very humorous. Worth it, worth the amount paid and the queue.
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  • From the top of the tower you have the opportunity to through a device invented by Leonardo da Vinci make a virtual tour through the city and ... thrown from the top of the Tower to have a real view of the beautiful Havana ... Show that you will see in a few places in the world!
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  • It is a good attraction for children and adults. On the roof of an old building of 6 floors can be regarded then an optical device various points near and distant from the city.
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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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Very nice place to learn from and take kids in.
  • Great views of Havana Vieja and the camera obscure is really cool. Definitely worth a visit.

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