Camara Obscura Torre de Tavira

Image gallery of the ancient water water supply "Torre de Tavira" on top of the castle hill. Installed on the rooftop, the mirror systems projects a fabulous 360° panoramic life view on Tavira, the Gilao river and the Ria Formosa.


Tavira: Camera Obscura

Tavira: Camera Obscura

A session of the guided tour lasts 15 minutes, and up to 15 people can attend it. Acess to the tower is by the outer starircase, or more conveniently, by an elevator.


Torre de Tavira: Courtyard

Torre de Tavira: Courtyard

The inner courtyard depicts models of the planets of our solar system.


Torre de Tavira: Planetary System

Torre de Tavira: Planetary System


Torre de Tavira: Panoramic View

Torre de Tavira: Panoramic View

View from the tower to northern direction towards the Gilao river and its bridges.


Torre de Tavira

Torre de Tavira

The old water tower was built in 1931 on the height of Santa Maria near the Moorish castle to supply water to the entire city of Tavira. It is now hosting the first and only Camera Obscura in the Algarve. The Camera Obscura, installed in the renovated tower of Tavira, offers spectacular panoramic views over the city of Tavira with its many points of interest, to the Gilao river and the lagoon system of the Ria Formosa.

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