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Camera Obscura

Torre de Tavira, Tavira, Portugal
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Ranked #4 of 13 Attractions in Tavira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
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198 reviews 198 reviews
81 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is a remarkable piece of technology but the presentation was very poor. The guide went through her talk like a robot and didn't invite questions. She seemed positively offended when I asked her the date of a revolution she mentioned. It was the 1974 revolution she reluctantly informed me. I guess she thinks that none of the visitors know... More

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Fort William
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

It was very well explained but only lasted under 15 minutes. The girl spoke excellent English and it was good to see Tavira in real time.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This is the best way to get your helicopter view of Tavira. And much cheaper!! The place itself is fun and it has the best view in Tavira. It shows in real time, the life of the town, by being able to view people on the streets, the river with ferries leaving or the fishing boats arriving with their catch... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Unusual sight set in an old water tower, great views of tavira in real time. it was 3.50 euro each and lasts 15 mins. I thought it was worth seeing and the facilitator was very kmowledgable

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Cornwall
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77 reviews 77 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Fantastic, really amazing to see the town from this aspect. The guide is very very informative and gives lots of history of the town. she can answer just about any question you can think of.

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Weybridge
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58 reviews 58 reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Great views of Tavira but above all the mystery of what mirrors can achieve is fascinating. Well situated, it is near other points of interest so well worth a visit.

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Lancaster, Pa.
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305 reviews 305 reviews
69 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Right at the top of the hill by the Castle and Pousada is the Camera Obscura we stumbled upon while visiting Tavira recently. Utilizing large telescope lenses they project enlarged pictures and areas of Tavira right onto a screen in front of you which is an excellent and innovative way for you to review sites in Tavira you may wish... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is a really good way to get some knowledge of Tavira and it's history. Low admission fee and just 20 minutes for the presentation which was fascinating. We went on our last day as the weather was showery and wished we'd gone sooner so we could have explored more of the town afterwards.

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

This is a fascinating experience, and I would recommend any visitor to Tavira to take the time to drop in. Our guide Kinga, was good humoured, and extremely knowledgable, guiding us through the fascinating views of the town and it's history.

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Portugal
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

A 360 degree view of the city and some of the historical features explained by the guide. What a great way to see what is on offer at Tavira and gives you the opportunity to visit other sites of interest that have been highlighted during this short presentation. At only€3.50 it is good value.

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