Torre TaviraCurrently Closed
- Address: Calle Marques del Real Tesoro, 10, 11001 Cadiz, Spain
- Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +34-956212910
- Ticket Price: 6 EUR
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Family And Kids, Tower
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.
- Adults: €6
- Seniors (65+), Students with ID, Disabled and Groups of 10 people or more: €5
- Camera Obscura ® guided shows take place every half hour.
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95% of people who visit Cadiz include Torre Tavira in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
50.28% of people start their Torre Tavira visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Torre Tavira
53.47% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Torre Tavira
Torre Tavira is one of the cool things to do in Cadiz. The views on the upper terrace are great, one of the best ways to get a good perspective of the old town. As an extra, I would recommend to visit the camera obscura. It is a very nice presentation of different parts of the city, and adds some background as well.
Loved this. Beautiful views of Cádiz, as advertised. 173 steps are easy to climb as they are shallow and wide, with baby landings to catch your breath if necessary, and a couple of upper floors where you can sit. There are a few corkscrew stairs towards the end. My 4 year old managed without issues. I couldn't see the camera obscura as we arrived just after the final tour for this, 30 minutes before closing time. We did get a discount though. Children under 10 go free. Staff were friendly and informative. The top viewing platform is very safe. All in all, well worth it.
Fascinating. I'd never experienced a camera obscura before and this is well worth the few euros it costs to get in. Interesting static displays and a very enthusiastic bilingual tour of Cadiz via a clever system of mirrors and lenses. Check it out, the views from the roof (the highest point in Cadiz) are great too!
Definitely put this on your list as you see the small city of Cadiz from a different perspective ie a birds eye view. To top it off you are invited downstairs (Inc in ticket price of €7), to see real time life in Cadiz via periscope on a concave dish. Money well spent.
The tower is definitely worth a visit when in the area. The view from the top is spectacular. There's no elevator so you'll need to climb a few glass steps to the top. When we went, the place was reasonably crowded. The Camera Obscura can only be seen with a guide at a specified time. Since all sessions were booked we would have had to wait for over an hour and a half for the next (English language) opportunity so we skipped this point.