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Camara Oscura Alcazar Jerez de la Frontera

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Address: Alcazar Jerez de la Frontera | Alameda Vieja, Jerez De La Frontera, Spain
Phone Number: +34 956 32 69 23
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 September 2016
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Pesaro, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

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

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Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

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

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

This is €2 more on top of the Alcazar ticket and it's really with it. The guide who delivered our presentation was excellent and very friendly, you get to see a live 360 degree view of the city and an explanation of the famous sights and some history, well worth it.

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Brighton, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

Extremely fascinating finale to our visit to the Alcazar. The guide had a good sense of humour who encouraged some of the very young children to help her during her talk. We had never been to a camera obscura before but were delighted we went.

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