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On the skyline of the pretty Moorish town of Tavira stands a strange construction. A cylindrical form on spindly legs with what appears to be a single eye that slowly turns to observe the town, it's presence like that of an alien spaceship from War...more
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Calcada da Galeria, 12 | Torre de Tavira, Tavira 8800-306, Portugal
If you want to check out something a little bit interesting and educational check this out. It is very old technology that gives a very clear live picture of what is going on around the town. The host was an Englishman who was very nice,...More
Up near the castle walls and gardens this unique attraction is well worth a visit - it’s a steep walk!
For a small fee (€3.50) the multi lingual British host visually takes you round the town using the unique qualities of the camera obscurer. Access...More
Unusual and worthwhile view of the town. A great assistant explains how the mirror/lens system works and it gave us a great overview of the town with a locals knowledge of attractions. At 4 euros each it was well worth it.
This is basically a live view of Tavira through a special lens that is located high up in a disused water tower but has the feel and atmosphere of a theme park experience. Basically, you enter a dark room where a guide operates the lens...More
I did not realise that the camera obscura was there until my sister came to visit. I just thought the building was a water tower. It was quiet when we visited and so we had the guide to ourselves. It was the first time that...More
This attraction offers very good value for what you get. We climbed the staircase into the old water tower and stood around the large satellite shaped screen which was flat out before us all. As the door was closed and we stood in the darkness,...More