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Camera Obscura

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Camera Obscura Admission Ticket
from USD 4.79*
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  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
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“water tower”(98 reviews)
“lift takes”(5 reviews)
“cars driving”(5 reviews)
On the skyline of the pretty Moorish town of Tavira stands a strange construction. A cylindrical form on spindly legs with what appears to be a single eye that slowly turns to observe the town, it's presence like that of an alien spaceship from War...more
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Calcada da Galeria, 12 | Torre de Tavira, Tavira 8800-306, Portugal
+351 281 322 527
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was a very nice experience. I guess a British guy who was very friendly shows you the highlights from Tavira and so you get a little guided tour. The price was totally ok! I would recommend this visit :)

Thank Charlotte W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was recommended by a friend who visited in June, we weren’t disappointed it was great! The man giving the talk/show spoke many languages and I think he knew every building and its history in Tavira town. Well worth the half hour visit.... would go...More

1  Thank 88SallyH24
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this visit. It would be helpful to visit at the beginning of your time in Tavira to help orient yourself, plus get a little history lesson. The surrounding gardens are very lush and beautifully maintained and really add to the experience. Adult...More

Thank pacificogirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The resourceful, enterprising creator of Tavira's Camera Lucida brought a historic piece of scientific equipment to an old water tower (both of which were going to be scrapped) to create a marvelous display of Tavira. The cool darkness of the display room offers a blessed...More

1  Thank Ginny206
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No lift,Lots of stairs, 5 floors I think. I had to leave my pram unsecured at the bottom as they have nowhere to store them and carry my baby the whole time which caused me to rush (I chose to sit rather than see the...More

Thank gemma m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a trip to Camera Obscurer for any age group. A great way to find out about Tavira, through a lens, with lots of information about the town from past year present and stunning views of the town. The guide was good however gave...More

Thank Suzanne G
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Clever idea and a great aerial view of the town in real time. Lift access to top if needed and guided tour explaining the history of Tavira. Exceptional value for money.

Thank CraigLilly
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Fascinating and really enjoyable visit. The guide was multilingual and very funny. Well worth taking the time to take such a different view of Tavira.

Thank paultmiller
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Recently visited with young children. Apart from very friendly & helpful girl who greeted us, the rest of staff were extremely unhelpful & cross!! The guide was very unwelcoming to our kids & seemed more obsessed with showing off his language skills than actually entertaining...More

1  Thank elaine c
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Not usually one for visiting ‘paid for attractions’ but found the camera obscura fascinating. It’s real time action. The hostess was very well prepared, charming and gave a factual but fun presentation - and it’s lovely and cool up there! We’d recommend this as a...More

Thank Amanda D
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Response from Kevin N | Reviewed this property |
Adults 4 euros . Good value.