Torre Tavira

Cádiz, Spain

Cádiz is known worldwide for its watchtowers. They are witness to the trade and prosperity which the city experienced in the 18th century. At this time, the Tavira Tower the official watchtower of Cádiz due to the fact that it is situated in the centre of town, and was also the highest point in the town at 45 meters above the sea level.

Don Antonio Tavira was the first watchman of the tower and used his telescope to see the ships full with goods coming from America. Today the Camera Obscura enables us to observe Cádiz and its development in the 21th century.



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Founded: 18th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Merlyn Fernandes (2 years ago)
Great views of the port of Cadiz! And they give you student discount on the Camera Obscura show :)
Florence phy (2 years ago)
Climbing the stairs was my only worry coz of my height phobia..The view is excellent ? and paying same price with a kid wasn't pleasant.. the service was good
Farzad Bhagat (2 years ago)
The tower is easily reached on foot. It is not very high and can be climbed in 10 mins. The stairs are narrow and two way traffic can be a bit cramped at times. The ladies at the reception are very friendly and helpful and speak multiple languages. The view from the top is quite extensive specially since Cadiz is quite a flat town. They also have guided tours every 30 mins or so. They also have a special discount for ship crew members.
A A (2 years ago)
Interesting view of the city. One of the visitors in my group simply disregarded the no photography sign and the guide's instructions, taking pictures with flash, was the only bad thing about the visit. It is recommended to book tickets in advance.
Lewis Mindy (3 years ago)
Great camera obscura experience here. No lift so stairs only. Quite a few of them. Excellent views from the rooftop terrace. Souvenir shop by the ticket counter. Good demonstration of Cadiz from the camera obscura in various languages at different times so check online for which language you want. Reductions for retired people and children. Normal adult price currently euro 7, reductions 5.
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