Torre Tavira, Cadiz

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At Torre Tavira, take in views of the city and the bay from the highest point in Cádiz. As you ascend the stairs to the terrace, view paintings and photos inspired by the city’s numerous watchtowers. In the first hall, learn the history and evolution of the camera obscura, located below the terrace. Don’t miss its projection room, where a special pinhole camera displays panoramic views of the city outside. In the second exhibition hall, informational panels describe Cádiz’s 18th- and 19th-century trading history with the Americas. To visit Torre Tavira on your holiday in Cadiz, and find out what else Cadiz has to offer, use our Cadiz.
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  • Claimed to be the highest point in the old town, a climb up the 170 stairs is well worth it. On the 4th floor a guide explains what you can see using a special 360* camera, then up one more floor to.....  more »
  • I thought it is going to be a museum. It is not a museum. It is a massive telescope that allows you to spy everyone in Cadiz.  more »
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  • Not sure €6 was worth this attraction - it’s just a lookout point (own pace) and a 20-minute discussion tour of Cádiz in a dark room with other people. Our tour was in Spanish and English at the same time and since most of the visitors understood Spanish, majority of the description of the places we in Spanish, with the odd translation of what was just discussed in English. We went in September, relatively lower season, so I guess they tried to cram everyone in per tour. We didn’t go into much detail either due to time constraints. If I had a choice, I would rather pay the same amount for the Cathedral entrance fee which also includes access to one of the bell towers also offering 360 views.
  • Ticket for 5 or 6 euros (with or without camera obscura). If you want to see the dark room, it's better to go there in advance, otherwise it could be already booked. Kind and helpful guides. There are approximately 173 steps to the terrace at the top, which offers nice view of Cadiz.
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