Camera Obscura, Havana

4.5
#24 of 392 in Things to do in Havana
Experience 17th-century optics in action at Camera Obscura. The educational experience provides insight into the nature of light and our ability to perceive it, capture it, and reproduce images created by it. You can also walk around the roof and soak in captivating vistas of old Havana and its harbor, or view the city through different optic lenses for a more abstract perspective. Use our Havana online travel route planner to arrange your visit to Camera Obscura and other attractions in Havana.
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  • This was so interesting! I didn't know what to expect, and it was a nice surprise! You won't regret this! I visited with my 10 and 14 year old sons and they were fascinated by the "camera!!  more »
  • This was probably the coolest part of our visit to Cuba. It was neat to see such an old invention. Cost a little bit to go up the elevator and view the city from above. Great place to take pictures...  more »
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  • It's totally worth the 2CUC donation to get to the top of the building. You can get a great 360 view of Old Havana. The little presentation they show you is about 10 minutes and somewhat informative. I recommend this for anyone looking for a rooftop overlook of Old Havana!
  • Interesting. And a professional gives guide gives a nice talk. Ymmv. An anachronism but hey only 5 such cameras left in the world. A plus is the nice view from the rooftop after your tour. Take your time. Stay a while for the view. Long walk up the stairs though.

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