Cámara Oscura

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Cámara Oscura
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Chrissie B
London, UK104 contributions
Oct 2019
Came here as I know there is a working one in Cadiz which is brilliant. Pay to go up in lift but really disappointed that the lens etc wasn't working. ( Signs up to say do not touch) So in essence, we paid to get a lift up a tower! Nice views, very small at the top, there is a little walkway around it. I can't see much point in going up there if it isn't working but we weren't told that when we paid so it was a disappointment when we got to the top.
Written November 7, 2019
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Manuel A
Paris, France164 contributions
Jul 2019
Science and Art, entertainment and plain reality, real fact of real things and delusion: we tell the difference between all those concepts, between all those way of capturing the world. We even put them opposite to each other.
"Camera Oscura" puts them back together. It was an invention of artists - scientists ( they were the same people with widely extended minds) of the Renaissance, in Italia, first, then in France and in other European countries, This shows us how opposite ways of thinking or opposite ways of feeling, can merge together; Even more! how they can have appeared totally linked together.
If you don't know what it is, you will feel quite astonished: You have NEVER seen such a thing.
With a unique concave mirror, the whole world looks to be taken down to the scale of a breakfast table. But what is extraordinary is how true, how precise, how incredibly "real" is this way of obtaining images of the world !
You will make a new trip to Seville, even if you believe you know it well.
The man on the job is excellent and very learned. He can explain every thing, during his nearly one hour performance in 4 or 5 tongues.
Try it, yo will always remind it;
Written August 17, 2019
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bigtravelnocrowds
San Francisco, CA176 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
You can see nice views of Seville from here. It's a bit away from the center of town, but it's very cheap to take the elevator to the top. (Only 2 Euros when I was here...) Warning - the observatory deck is VERY narrow so if you're claustrophobic, this might not be the activity for you.
Written February 15, 2019
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Robin S
Wickford, UK821 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
We discovered the Camera Obscura in the Macaroni area after being told about it by someone in our hotel. It is 5 euros to go up with a Spanish speaking guide but he also explained how it worked well enough in English.Great views of the city and we were able to piece together where we had walked the day previously.
Written November 26, 2018
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Spike927
London, UK207 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
Spent 30 minutes walking there this morning, Opening time was advertised as 10.45 but nobody arrived to unlock until 11.00. He went inside, locked the door behind him and didn't reappear for another few minutes. He then said the Camara Oscura was closed for the day as the visibility was too poor! At least we had a nice walk and were able to see the Hercules Pillars.
Written November 4, 2018
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Alice M
London, UK101 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Great if you want a detailed overview of Seville and are nosy enough to see people swimming in their rooftop pools and hanging out their washing. We loved it. The guide initially said it was just conducted in Spanish but he actually did it in very good English for us. Highly recommend for 5 euros each. Takes just under an hour in total.
Written October 13, 2018
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AJD35
7 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
After four days walking the streets of Seville the view from the camera obscurer was so interesting. Every detail in real time, down to the birds flying round and people putting out washing on the roof! The man who operated it gave a talk in Spanish but managed to convey all the information to us in English too. Well worth a visit if you want to understand the city.
Written October 9, 2018
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HAAllred1970
Manchester, UK208 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
It was great to walk round the gardens (more like a park) and the tour inside was interesting as there were no signs in English (yes I know I should learn more Spanish). It was very interesting and great views from the top.
Written July 5, 2018
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Alex Block
598 contributions
May 2018
Came here twice in hope to see how it works, but thought both times it was sunny, they told it was opened only to see the views. Really sad as the places eels very interesting.
Written May 25, 2018
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Rosa H
High Wycombe, UK41 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
We came across this tower on a stroll to the Macaroni area. Not really advertised which is a shame but to our advantage as we were able to walk straight in. Only 2 euros per person. It opens at 11am. Great 360 degrees views. Camera Obscure presentation was in Spanish only which would have cost 5 euros total but because we didn't understand Spanish we paid the 2 euros only to go straight to the top.
Written May 21, 2018
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