Torre Tavira, Cadiz

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At Torre Tavira, take in views of the city and the bay from the highest point in Cádiz. As you ascend the stairs to the terrace, view paintings and photos inspired by the city’s numerous watchtowers. In the first hall, learn the history and evolution of the camera obscura, located below the terrace. Don’t miss its projection room, where a special pinhole camera displays panoramic views of the city outside. In the second exhibition hall, informational panels describe Cádiz’s 18th- and 19th-century trading history with the Americas. To visit Torre Tavira on your holiday in Cadiz, and find out what else Cadiz has to offer, use our Cadiz day trip planner .
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  • August 20, 2017
    We did not know if or not longer than €6 (€5 for students, no age limit, retired etc) by visiting a tower seemed too but commented us that he had a Camera Obscura. It is an optical instrument that allows you to observe in real time all that is around the tower by a set of lenses. It seemed a success visit it since it was the first time we saw this contraption and were quite surprised. The rest of the tower only highlight the views from its top.
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  • August 20, 2017
    It is worth spending an hour to visit the tower and darkroom. At the top of the tower you can enjoy an indescribable view where you can immortalize a magical city as Cadiz.
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  • August 20, 2017
    €6: a little expensive. The darkroom is fun no more. However, the top of the tower you are entitled to the best view 360 on the old town of Cádiz. I read in another review that the view was a bit spoiled by a cell tower: this is true for the view of the Cathedral, not for the view of the city and the Bay, which to me is the prettiest.
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  • Superb place to view Cadiz. Well worth a visit. When you see the camera obscura try to stand to the left of the presenter, as the views spin around.
  • Nice views from the rooftop. The black-room concept is interesting and I recommend it because you quicky see the main spots to visit in Cadiz. Must say that the black-room guide just speaks Spanish and English
  • They let you know when you get 90% off that you will need a ticket. The towers not that tall but definitely not climbing and again!
  • Great views over the city. Also camera obscura is fascinating, even though it's very simple setup - it's still a little wonder.
  • How not to mention that it's probably one of the main reasons many people go into the city old center of Cadiz. Not only you'll enjoy a wonderful, panoramical view, but it is overall a place with an important history over the last centuries, when Cadiz was a major harbour. Very interesting to learn about the dark-room concept and mirror reflection. Of course the guide will make you experiment it. More than worth it: a must see!

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