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Camara Oscura

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Address: Torre de los Perdigones | Resolana s/n, 41009 Seville, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 954 90 93 53
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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I visited the Torre de los Perdigones ('Camera Obscura') last year and the memory has remained so I am re-visiting & taking a friend as I was both impressed and moved by the work... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 February 2017
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

I visited the Torre de los Perdigones ('Camera Obscura') last year and the memory has remained so I am re-visiting & taking a friend as I was both impressed and moved by the work of our ancestors.

Thank Mikizad
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

We came across this as we walked up from the river towards the old town walls. To be honest we didn't know it was going to be there. It was 2 Euro to have the basic view and 4 Euro for the camera obscura view. As the chap running the show didn't speak English and our Spanish is zero we... More 

Thank Skonie
London, United Kingdom
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630 reviews
552 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This tower is part of a 19th century pellet factory. The Camara Oscura gives a wonderful all round view of the city. There is a lift and entrance is 4 Euro.

Thank Nomadman411978
Atlanta, Georgia
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674 reviews
309 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

At least it feels like forever. From the top you see so much of Seville that it is breathtaking. You can use the stairs or the lift. The building itself is interesting and the payoff is a chance to take a photo to show back home that will make them want to come to Seville.

Thank michael p
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

A really good and ingenious way of seing Seville. The guide was really knowledgable and friendly and access to the camera was by lift or stairs, which was good. Stunning views not just by the camera but from the from the balcony around the top. Well worth a visit.

Thank loracnagenod
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We have a camera Obscura in Dumfries, but this one has guarenteed clear views with a low expectation of rain! The tower itself is a lovely structure, set in its own beautiful gardens, and even without the visit to the camera chamber , it is a good find, as they had, on the weekend we went, a bouncy castle, a... More 

Thank Sue J
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We did not go into this building as we did not have time but well worth a visit. Again built by the Muslims

Thank barcelona504150
Faversham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

It was hard to be entirely certain if the tower was open: the guide takes group up every 45 mins or so but in between times it is locked. Glad we waited 35 mins or so: the camera obscura is relatively modern and provides really excellent views of up to 10km. Very informative overview of city sights especially if new... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

First, it's worth checking the opening hours - we ended up coming back the next day, because it was closed during the afternoon - so that you don't travel up and have to wait. That said - wow! This was the most rewarding €4 we spent on our holidays. We were met at the door by a charming Sevillan, with... More 

3 Thank discoverypark
Palma Nova Mallorca
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I visited there with my wife and my parents. Great experience! Despite saying he doesn't really speak English, the guide, José Angel, was brilliant! His English is perfectly understandable and he is passionate and very entertaining in his description of the city. The Camera Obscura itself, is a device, situated at the top of a tower, that purely optically, (no... More 

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