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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Lewis Mindy (14 months 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.
Marcella Josephine (14 months ago)
It was 7 euro, and it was WORTH it. You get to see the whole view of Cadiz, and the camera was amazing. It was more HD than my eyes.
José António Nóbrega (15 months ago)
We had a great experience. Camilo was amazing and gave us an excellent tour of Cádiz inside the camera obscura. ??
Mark Parker (18 months ago)
You need to reserve your tickets in advance as the numbers are limited but some people did turn up without doing so and were able to go inside. We went in earlier than our reserved time. The tower is very interesting with some good views on to but for me the most interesting thing was the Dark Room and the camera. The guide can be in English at certain times but mainly in Spanish showing you how the camera works and identify buildings and places of interest in the city. Entry was €7 each with the Dark Room tour. Better views can be seen from the Catedral tower.
Steven Allan (19 months ago)
Best view of the city, and the guided city tour is so good. I joined the Spanish session, but the guide still translated for me into English.
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