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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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  • It's fascinating what a mirror and two lenses can do. The children were fascinated with the little "trick" that guide performs with a role in the projection. Only the price is the clash, a bit expensive (6 €/adulto, if you can't buy the family pack)
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  • I had never heard of these until I visited Tavira a few years ago - and every time we've passed over the years it's always been closed. Managed to catch it open this time, and found it quite fascinati...  more »
  • Camera Obscura made from an old water tower is creative thinking. Good if you haven't seen one before. The town is displayed in front of you and there's information as well. 4 Euro entry.  more »