Camera Obscura, Tavira

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See a historical piece of technology in action at Camera Obscura, housed in an old water tower. Visit this tallest building in town, and make your way to the top for views of the surrounding city and countryside. While the technology dates back to the 15th century, the circular projection screen appears much like a live video. You'll receive an overview from a member of staff about the history of the city, its culture, and the landmarks you'll see on the screen. Use our Tavira trip itinerary planning website to add Camera Obscura and other attractions to your Tavira vacation plans.
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  • Unfortunately it wasn't open until the last day of our visit, and even then there was confusion about opening times. Glad we persisted, because commentary over real-time projection of the town was ver...  more »
  • We saw the old water tower from a vantage point across the river and thought it looked out of place--then we found it was a camera obscura, read the guide book's advice to go, and were SO HAPPY we did...  more »
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  • Very disappointing to fin it closed for renovation (18 March 2019) with nothing on th website info or at the entrance. Pity, we made a special trip to visit.
  • For 4 euros, its definitely an unique experience. You get great views on the way up (took the stairs, lift wasn't working). Once inside it's a bit strange. There's an empty bowl but the lights go out and theres a camera projecting a live image on Tavira. Our guide, showed us all the parts of the village and shared some interesting history. She spoke English and Spanish to cater for all. Only 4 stars because it was over very quickly and we didn't get the chance to ask questions!
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