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“Fantastico!”
Review of Camara Oscura

Camara Oscura
Ranked #54 of 295 things to do in Seville
Certificate of Excellence
Type: Other
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 18 May 2014

We went her as it was close to our hotel and we needed to kill some time before getting a taxi to the airport. However this is well worth making the effort to see. Didn't look promising from the outside - just a tower with a periscope at the top. However you can see the whole of Seville from the viewing platform and if you pay a little extra for the Camera Oscura (tickets from cafe opposite 4 euro) a very nice man will show you this on the periscope. Tours are normally conducted in Spanish so this is worth bearing mind. However much of the experience is visual, It was really interesting - we were very pleasantly surprised

1  Thank Sarah P
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

It is quite far from the historic centre and it's nothing much special. It was a waste of time. Don't go.

Thank Caroline R
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Read about this in Tripadvisor attractions, decided to try it and are we glad we did. What a fun experience, the guide is charming, chatted our group I 3 languages, while showing us all of Seville by means of periscope & mirrors. E4- a bargain & great fun!

2  Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

The tower is easily accessed by a lift and then a brief flight of stairs which can be a bit daunting as the stairs are mesh so you can see to the bottom.
You are given about 10 mins to wander around the 360 degree narrow walkway outside to take in the views before the real treat begins.
A periscope in the roof captures everything in real time and projects the image on to a concave, horizontal screen (about waist height). The clarity of the images are top class. You certainly get a different view of the city - washing on roof tops, workmen on buildings, roof top terraces and pools etc. and up to 8km away!
The very friendly guide spoke perfect English and went into great detail as to what we were viewing and its location in the city.
Absolutely loved it!
We had great food at the cafe afterwards.

4  Thank Chris B
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

A bit off the beaten path, but worth a cab or bus ride. Something unique and enjoyable. The gentleman who runs it has infectious enthusiasm for what he is doing and is quite amusing. The presentation is in Spanish, but he speaks slowly and with gestures, etc. even a person with rudimentary knowledge will be fine -- plus he translates words/phrases into English when asked.

2  Thank penbelwest
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