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Camera Obscura

Torre de Tavira, Tavira, Portugal
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Ranked #4 of 11 attractions in Tavira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
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Belfast
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

First off... We were lucky in that we arrived early and got a private show! As such we were made to fell special. The views from the converted water tower were spectacular. The explanation was great and the 15/20 minutes flew by and the price was cheap! This was the first attraction we visited in Tavira and it was handy... More

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Scotland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
26 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Interesting, if you have not experienced this type of attraction . If I had paid full price ( we are v senior citizens ) I would have been disappointed. Once you have seen 100 red roofs ,you have seen them all.

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México
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A very interesting place to know all the famous places in Tavira. The only downsize is that I think is kind of over rated (price), but the experience is a nice one.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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501 attraction reviews
512 helpful votes 512 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This place is located near the top of the hill by the old ruins. The staff is very friendly and the tour guide Mari is very kind and enthusiastic. The lens allows you to see a very clear picture of the city and you will receive a tour of the history of Tavira without walking. You may even see your... More

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Eaton, Cheshire
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Well worth a visit and can be combined with a trip to Tavira Castle. A lift takes you to the top of the tower wher the 100+ year-old camera gives a real-time view of the entire town and surrounds. Watch people walking along the road in real time with them having no idea that they are "on camera". Good explanation... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We loved it very much. For a small price it was worth the visit! The view was astonishing. Nothing further to say about this but every review needs to be at least 100 characters long.

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London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The best 3 euros money can buy. Simply bonkers. Climb to the top of the water tower on a sunny day, and wonder at the city below you as you zoom in and out, nosing around as people go about their lives blissfully unaware.

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portugal
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Fantastic place to visit, guide is very informative and gives a very different look over Tavira. A great and unusual place to take visitors.

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Leeds
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Fun thing to do with older children. Up on the hill in Tavira. Cannot remember the cost but don't think it was much.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We visited during our first month in Tavira and found it very interesting and would recommend it to other visitors. The only problem being the rather strange guy who operated the equipment who seemed to have his own “unique sense of humour”

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