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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mcdermc (8 months ago)
Tavira Tower is the official watchtower of Cádiz, named for Don Antonio Tavira who was the first watchman of the 1700s observation tower. Its 'official' status was due to the fact that it is situated in the centre of town and was also the highest point in the town back then at 45 metres above the sea level. Italian explorer Christopher Columbus made his second voyage to the New World in setting out from Cádiz on 24-Sep-1493.
D K Pow (9 months ago)
Recommended to join their tour (air-conditioned during summer) to understand more about Cadiz in addition to appreciating the view from the top. Informative and interesting. And needless to say, the view is simply breathtaking! Well worth the effort to climb the stairs.
Zoya Mozheeva (9 months ago)
Cámara oscura is worth paying a little bit more, they tell about the places you can see around. Awesome tower
Adriana Ferreira Maluf Braga (11 months ago)
I recommend this to be one of the first stops in Cadiz! It is good for having a wider view of the city and then plan the other places to visit
ömer çiftçi (12 months ago)
nice guide, that she knows english very well, nice view. 5.5 euros but it worths. everything was good
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