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Camera Obscura, Tavira

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See a historical piece of technology in action at Camera Obscura, housed in an old water tower. Visit this tallest building in town, and make your way to the top for views of the surrounding city and countryside. While the technology dates back to the 15th century, the circular projection screen appears much like a live video. You'll receive an overview from a member of staff about the history of the city, its culture, and the landmarks you'll see on the screen. Using our online itinerary creator, Tavira attractions like Camera Obscura can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We arrived in Tavira at about 3:30 pm on a Friday. We were staying at The Pousada Hotel which is about a two minute walk from the Camera Obscura. I was so excited to visit the Camera Obscura (I've alw...  more »
  • You must see absolutely, very impressed by this fantastic invention. Great surprise this "camera obscura"  more »
  • Personally I did not enjoy this experience, the darkened room was claustrophobic and very warm. It was a novelty experience and the young lady showing us how it worked was good but sorry I enjoyed the...  more »

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Tavira boasts a selection of affordable accommodations. Check yourself into a family-run bed and breakfast or small-time hotel as an affordable option with a quiet atmosphere among the city's array of whitewashed homes. Stay in a guesthouse or private apartment tucked into the residential neighborhoods along the banks of the Gilao River for a great view over the waterway and across to the other side's historical waterfront buildings. Alternatively, you can opt to pay a little more to stay in one of the more upscale hotels located in the residential neighborhoods north of the freeway; these require transportation into town but feature pools, restaurants, and plenty of amenities.
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