Centuries-old technology provides a modern, unique view of Tavira.

Built in an old water tower, just steps from the Tavira Castle, the Camera Obscura is based on a simple optic principle used as far back at the 15th century. A kind of periscope affixed to the roof of the tower projects the view of the city in light through two magnifying mirrors directly onto a screen inside a dark room. This view provides a splendid and tremendous 360º view around Tavira.

Up to 15 people gather around the projected view while a guide describes the landmarks and explains the culture and the history of this wonderful city. Each session lasts about 15 minutes. Entrance times are available at the reception desk.

For more information, visit the Camera Obscura website.

Tower of Tavira Camera Obscura
Calçada da Galeria, nº 12
Eastern Algarve

Phone: + 351 281 321754
Email: cdepa@mail.telepac.pt

October to January – Monday to Friday – 10:00 to 16:00
February to September – Monday to Friday – 10:00 to 17:00
Saturday – 10:00 to 13:00

Open every day, except Sunday in Winter,
25 December and 1 January

Standard – €3.50
Seniors – €2.80



Camera Obscura Torre de Tavira 1

Camera Obscura Torre de Tavira

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