Torre Tavira
Torre Tavira
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Watch tower from the eighteenth century, situated in the down town and the highest point of the city, turned today into a focal point of cultural interest. The tower has two exhibition halls, the Camera Obscura and the terrace from which you can enjoy wonderful views of CádizIts Cámara Obscura was the first one installed in Spain.
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  • the ed
    Portman, Spain6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden attraction of Cadiz
    Top class attraction of Cadiz, their hidden secret. Spent a very pleasant couple of hours at this attraction and thoroughly enjoyed it but please tell us of these opportunities. The views are second to none and the talk was ver informative thank you
    ¡Muchas gracias! ¡Nos alegra mucho que pasaras un rato tan agradable en nuestras instalaciones! ¡Gracias por compartirlo!
    Written 25 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 May 2023
  • daivanov
    Helsinki, Finland491 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    make a reservation for the guided session in advance
    There are observation tower, which was used in the past for watching arriving ships, one of many the tallest in Cadiz, and the camera obscura. They offer two type of tickets: just observation tower for 5 euros and observation tower with camera obscura guided tour for 7 euros. The capacity of tours are limited and have limited amount of English/French/German sessions, so this is better to reserve in advance. In my opinion without camera obscura this is not worth it. If you cannot get to the camera obscura session or have no time to wait for it, it is better to visit cathedral bell tower, which has bells at 40 m vs. 45 m of Torre Tavira.
    ¡Muchas gracias por compartir tu experiencia con otros usuarios Daivanov!
    Written 3 June 2023
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    Visited May 2023
    Written 1 June 2023
  • Beatriz M
    Düsseldorf, Germany5,677 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views and easy climb
    I enjoyed my visit. I purchased the simple ticket for 5 euro just to see the tower. I did not find the climb complicated as the stairs are modern, it seems to be a modern tower. I am used to spiral and narrow old claustrophobic stairs of churches in Europe so this tower is really good in comparison. Amazing views of the city. Recommend!
    ¡Muchas gracias por tu comentario! Nos alegra mucho que disfrutaras de tu experiencia y de tu visita. ¡Esperamos que para la próxima vez puedas disfrutar también de la Cámara Oscura!
    Written 19 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 15 June 2023
  • Charles S
    Northamptonshire, United Kingdom1,021 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    All Along The Watchtower
    Torre Tavira is the highest point in Cadiz old town. The city's official 18th century watchtower is now a camera obscura offering great views along the coastline and far out to the horizon in the Atlantic Ocean. Cadiz is know for it's watchtowers,, testament to the city's trading importance in the 18th century. The town has a total of 129 watchtowers. The tower houses a museum dedicated to the history of Cadiz, including a piece on the Spanish Constitution established here, as in 1812, Cadiz actually became Spain's capitol city for short period of time.
    ¡Muchas gracias por tu completo comentario Charles! ¡Seguro que le es de ayuda a otros usuarios! ¡Muchas gracias!
    Written 9 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 30 July 2023
  • BigBadBonzo
    Hexham, United Kingdom15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic find away from shore excursions
    I was cruising on a celebrity ship which offered no information about attractions in Cadiz - so I turned to my loyal friend trip advisor and headed straight to the view point. It was a lovely surprise when they managed to fit us in around the booked excursions from the ship at a fraction of the price. Me and my 16 year old really enjoyed this experience along with possibly another 15 lucky people which had booked in advance. Thank you so much it made our day
    ¡Muchas gracias por tu comentario BigBadBonzo! ¡Nos alegra mucho que pudierais disfrutar de la visita y que fuera de vuestro agrado!
    Written 12 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 September 2023
  • USN_Seabee_Wife
    Chehalis, Washington595 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Make a reservation for incredible views!
    The guided tour that takes you to the top of the tower was amazing!! The Torre Tavira is a watchtower and the highest point in the city of Cádiz at 45 meters above sea level. It is located in the House-Palace of the Marqueses de Recaño (current Conservatory of Music of Cádiz) and was built in the eighteenth century in the Baroque style.
    Thank you for your comment! We are glad you liked it!
    Written 23 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 September 2023
  • Werther Veulemans
    Leuven, Belgium1,073 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely views on the city
    Lovely cute city, reminds me of the Caribbean islands. Nice vibe, palm trees, the colonial architecture. Good food, sea breeze. Amazing drink culture of Sherry and lots of seafood! Love it!
    We are so glad you like and enjoy our city!!
    Written 27 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 October 2023
  • Agnes J
    Glasgow, United Kingdom61 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth the climb.
    The young people in charge were extremely friendly and helpful. The views from the tower were outstanding. The camera obscura was interesting and well presented. Feel they could improve the shop. Not well laid out.
    ¡Muchas gracias por tu comentario Agnes! ¡Nos alegra mucho que disfrutases de tu experiencia! ¡Gracias por compartirla con otros usuarios!. Me alegra informarte que justo en estos momentos estamos trabajando en la modernización de nuestro merchandising y la disposición de nuestra tienda, ¡esperamos mejorarla y que sea más atractiva y funcional! ¡Muchas gracias por tu apreciación! ;)
    Written 7 April 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 March 2024
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Zosia B
Waterloo, Belgium1,448 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Informative about the history of Cadiz. Nice views of the city and surrounding area from the top of the tower. Visit early to avoid the crowds.
Written 6 April 2024
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¡Muchas gracias por tu comentario y por compartir tu experiencia con otros usuarios!
Written 7 April 2024
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Cartertravels15
Alton, UK194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Well worth the gentle climb to the top.Not steps but a slope and then an amazing view.The bells are very loud.but glorious.
Written 1 April 2024
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¡Hola Carter! Parecer ser que tu comentario es sobre la torre equivocada. La subida a nuestra torre si es mediante escalones (concretamente 173) y no tenemos ninguna campana. Eso sí, ¡nuestras vistas son maravillosas!. Parece ser que tu comentario es sobre una de las torres de la Catedral de Cádiz. Si es así, ¡coincidimos 100% contigo! La experiencia de visitar las torres de la Catedral de Cádiz es maravillosa, ¡con unas increíbles vistas y unas campanas espectaculares!
Written 7 April 2024
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permia
Ireland61,306 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Fabulous panoramas were to be clearly seen in the pleasant blue sky afternoon. It was wonderful seeing the cityscapes in white stretching out.

As always, the camera obscura was absorbing with fine live images of surroundings.
Written 31 March 2024
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¡Gracias por tu comentario Permia! ¡Nos alegra mucho que disfrutases de nuestra Cámara Oscura y de las maravillosas vistas desde nuestra terraza! Gracias por compartir tu experiencia con otros usuarios :)
Written 7 April 2024
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Agnes J
Glasgow, UK61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The young people in charge were extremely friendly and helpful. The views from the tower were outstanding. The camera obscura was interesting and well presented.
Feel they could improve the shop. Not well laid out.
Written 22 March 2024
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¡Muchas gracias por tu comentario Agnes! ¡Nos alegra mucho que disfrutases de tu experiencia! ¡Gracias por compartirla con otros usuarios!. Me alegra informarte que justo en estos momentos estamos trabajando en la modernización de nuestro merchandising y la disposición de nuestra tienda, ¡esperamos mejorarla y que sea más atractiva y funcional! ¡Muchas gracias por tu apreciación! ;)
Written 7 April 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

tory
United States85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
A very unique and fun way to see the city. The guide was lovely and informative and the views over Cádiz are the best you can get!
Written 28 December 2023
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Thank you very much for your comment Tory!!
Written 16 January 2024
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Betty W
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
It was a very interesting visit and view up in the roof. Our little one loved the camera obscura! The only "con" is maybe the price: a little too expensive for half an hour
Written 27 December 2023
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¡Muchas gracias por compartir tu expriencia Betty! ¡Nos alegra mucho que disfrutaseis de la visita! Tomamos nota de los aspectos a mejorar, ¡gracias de nuevo por ayudarnos a ofrecer una mejor experiencia a nuestros visitantes!
Written 16 January 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Werther Veulemans
Leuven, Belgium1,073 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Lovely cute city, reminds me of the Caribbean islands. Nice vibe, palm trees, the colonial architecture. Good food, sea breeze. Amazing drink culture of Sherry and lots of seafood! Love it!
Written 22 October 2023
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We are so glad you like and enjoy our city!!
Written 27 November 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ian G
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Interesting experience to see cadiz through the lens of the camera oscura. Guide was entertaining, and knowledgeable. Limited numbers so plenty of room to fully enjoy the presentation.
Written 19 September 2023
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Thank you very much for your comment and for sharing your experience with other users. We are glad you enjoyed your visit!
Written 23 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

USN_Seabee_Wife
Chehalis, WA595 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The guided tour that takes you to the top of the tower was amazing!!

The Torre Tavira is a watchtower and the highest point in the city of Cádiz at 45 meters above sea level. It is located in the House-Palace of the Marqueses de Recaño (current Conservatory of Music of Cádiz) and was built in the eighteenth century in the Baroque style.

Written 13 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you for your comment! We are glad you liked it!
Written 23 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

BigBadBonzo
Hexham, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
I was cruising on a celebrity ship which offered no information about attractions in Cadiz - so I turned to my loyal friend trip advisor and headed straight to the view point.
It was a lovely surprise when they managed to fit us in around the booked excursions from the ship at a fraction of the price.
Me and my 16 year old really enjoyed this experience along with possibly another 15 lucky people which had booked in advance.
Thank you so much it made our day
Written 2 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
¡Muchas gracias por tu comentario BigBadBonzo! ¡Nos alegra mucho que pudierais disfrutar de la visita y que fuera de vuestro agrado!
Written 12 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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