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Camara Oscura Alcazar Jerez de la Frontera

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Address: Alcazar Jerez de la Frontera | Alameda Vieja, 11403 Jerez De La Frontera, Spain
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Visited as part of our Alcazar ticket for an extra couple of euros. We have never been to one of these, so found the concept itself quite interesting, as well as the sharpness of... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Kent, United Kingdom
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Kent, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Visited as part of our Alcazar ticket for an extra couple of euros. We have never been to one of these, so found the concept itself quite interesting, as well as the sharpness of the images. Our guide explained how the camera worked as well as pointing out landmarks and areas of interest. She was knowledgeable about Jerez and the... More 

Thank 743natstar
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78 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

the alcazar is a wonderful place to visit and i am amazed by cameras obscuras. the view isn't as absoluetoly breathtaking as from torre tavira in cadiz but it is still worth a visit. the staff is awesome and shares a lot of interesting info

Thank Livelifemas
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

As a fan of camera obscura this was a real treat in the centre of Cadiz. Our 'guide' spoke excellent English so we enjoyed a dual language presentation which was both interesting and entertaining. The camera also, understandably, enjoys excellent views across the city so it is worth the climb (be warned, there are lots of stairs to the top... More 

1 Thank SB2015SB
Pesaro, Italy
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 June 2016

It's really worth going: it takes a short time, and it allows the full view of Jerez. It also allowed me to understand how Canaletto painted his many views of Venice: simply using a camera obscura!

Thank franciricci69
Exeter, United Kingdom
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296 reviews
165 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Don't miss it. If you haven't seen one before you will be hooked and search them out for the future. Fascinating and great explanation and demonstration. I think it is free on Monday afternoons but it's not expensive anyway.

Thank Tiish
San Antonio, Texas
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242 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

High tech medieval times, very interesting visit well worth the visit with a great explanation . It only takes about 45 min.

Thank sergiorms
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25 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

In the camera obscura you can have a panoramic and unique view of Jerez. It works with two lenses and a mirror so the images are real and in movement. It is the same opotical principel of a photo camera that was discovered by Leonardo Da Vinci. There are a few cameras obscura in the worl. In Spain exist 8... More 

Thank Eva B
Canberra, Australia
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106 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Understated but beautiful views. I loved the various displays and information. Some in English and some in Spanish. Take your time.

Thank Petacat
Brighton, United Kingdom
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301 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

There is a separate 2 euro charge to visit the camera obscura at the top of the palace and it’s definitely worth it. We were incredibly lucky when we went and were the only 2 visitors to the English speaking viewing. You basically stand around a circular horizontal screen, then the lights go off and the lens is exposed so... More 

1 Thank Thewanderingwinos
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

This is well worth a visit if you are in Jerez. The Camera Obscura projects views of the city onto a screen in a darkened room by means of lenses arranged at the top of its tower. The visit included a talk about the Camera Obscura itself and a lot of information about Jerez as it was viewed through the... More 

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