Torre Tavira, Cadiz

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Torre Tavira, Cadiz - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Calle Marques del Real Tesoro, 10, 11001 Cadiz, Spain

Phone: +34-956212910

Ticket Price: 6 EUR

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

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The Torre Tavira is a lookout tower in the city of Cadiz. It is situated in the centre of old town area and, at 45 metres above sea level, used to be the highest point in the city. The tower was the official watchtower in the 18th century. The Torre Tavira is divided into 5 major segments- the reception, the First Hall, the Second Hall, Camera Obscura ® and the Terrace. The reception includes the ticket counter, tourist information centre and the gift shop. The First Hall is an exhibition centre. On display are facts related to the Camera Obscura ®, mainly about its history and evolution. The Second Hall offers great panoramic views of the city. Along with this, the hall also displays the history of Cadiz, particularly of the 18th and 19th centuries. At the Camera Obscura ®, guided shows are conducted of the Camara Obscura, a marvellous equipment which projects an image on a white concave horizontal screen, in a completely darkened, black painted room. The terrace is the highest point of the tower. From here, one can see the whole city of Cadiz and the bay area. Trivia- the tower was named after its first watchman, D. Antonio Tavira.

Torre Tavira Ticket Prices

  • Adults: €6
  • Seniors (65+), Students with ID, Disabled and Groups of 10 people or more: €5

Torre Tavira Opening and Closing Hours

  • Camera Obscura ® guided shows take place every half hour.

How To reach Torre Tavira by Public Transport

  • Cadiz Railway station
  • Cadiz bus stop

Restaurants Near Torre Tavira

  • Taberna El Garbanzo Negro
  • Fogon de Mariana - Sacramento
  • Cerveza Maier

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  • Really enjoyable experience. The camera obscura was a great way to see the city from another perspective. We did it towards the end of our trip and it was nice to spot places we'd already seen and reminisce, but it could equally be a good way to get a good sense of the place to plan ahead. Spaces are limited. We had to wait an hour for the next slot in English, but it was worth it. The market is nearby if you want to pass the time whilst waiting. Also, in addition to the camera, you can also go up to the roof of the building for amazing views across the city.

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  • A must see if you are in Cadiz. The guided virtual tour of the city through the "camera obscura" is well worth the visit. Also great view from the roof terrace, perfect for some nice photos of the city.

  • Go here first!! The tour with the camera oscura gives a great overview over the city and you can get an idea of where you want to go next. Also a nice view :)

  • Nice view arround Cádiz.

  • If you have to pick just one cultural visit in Cadiz... that's the one! The 360 panorama view from the rooftop is breathtaking. And the camera obscura demonstration is a delight and one of the very few in the world: for a moment you'll become the Big Brother and will be able to spy the people in the streets from the tower.

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