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Camera Obscura

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Address: Corner of Plaza Vieja, Havana, Cuba
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+53 7 8664461
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Unique way to view Havana

This is one of a view places in the world where an outside camera on a tower is used to project live images of Havana onto a screen in the observation area. Worth a visit for its... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of a view places in the world where an outside camera on a tower is used to project live images of Havana onto a screen in the observation area. Worth a visit for its uniqueness.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good camera obscura are rare to find, this one in Old Havana is in the perfect location with great panoramic views of the city. The day I visited a nice lady provided a great explanation of the city highlights.

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Bayonne, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

History. The creative nature of Di Vinci is priceless. When you hear the tour guide and see the city through this special piece you will think about how you spend your spare time.

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Pencoed, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Apart from the camera obscura there is a rooftop terrace that gives great panoramic views of the old town, port and the larger buildings like the Capitol in the distance.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort we give it a go and see what it was all about. Also its only 2 peos. You can see the square live and what people are doing amazing. Well worth a check out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not really having any idea what Camera Obscura was, we nearly missed visiting. So glad we ended up buying tickets (2 bucks) right outside at the corner of Plaza Vieja and taking the elevator ride up to the attraction. Once you get up to the roof level (which has amazing view of the entire city) you go into a small... More 

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Longmont, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tickets are purchased around the corner from the entrance to the building. Elevator only takes so many people at a time to the roof. From the roof of the building you can see the rooftops of Old Havana and the surrounding area. You walk into a small viewing room and stand in a circle around a concave mirror. The guide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went last January, although the elevator was not working we went up 4 floors ( colonials one, meaning high high ceiling ), any ways this experience is unique, tray it if you like photografy also ).

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best views in Havana can be seen from here. So glad we decided to do this as we were wandering around Plaza Vieja. It's worth the 2 CUC and there are no stairs! There is a lift that goes straight up!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Camera Obscura offers an interesting science experiment along with some great views above Havana for $2CUC. Located on the Northwest corner of Plaza Vieja. First you have to find the ticket booth, buy your ticket and then make your way to the entrance and wait for the elevator ride up. The lines where short and I was quickly up and... More 

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