Tavira is a wonderful city for all ages. However, for those who know about children it is so important to have an idea of what to do to keep them happy and also enjoy the experience of visiting a historical city like Tavira. What happens in the unlikely event that it raining?
We will try to give you a few ideas on this page and maybe guide you in the right direction.
The delightful camera obscura is housed in a redundant 1931 concrete water tower.The Torre de Tavira was founded in 2004 by English astronomer Clive Jackson and his wife Gloria.It a prominent position at the top of the town and is right next door to the Igreja de Santa Maria and the town's castle, all are popular tourist attractions.
When inside the darkened room (the former tank) a rotating mirror in the roof projects the view of the town onto a dished table whilst the guide gives a narrated tour.The effect of seeing very distant people, cars, trains and boats moving with such clarity is amazing.
This is a brilliant way to get to know the city. The train runs around the whole of Tavira stopping at various locations. You can get off wherever you want, have a mooch around and pick the train up when it comes bye again. A very peaceful and scenic journey through a beautiful location.
Spring is with us and the sun is still shining. The water is also warming up. This is a great time to get across to one of Tavira´s 5 main beaches . Some of the ferries are running in Tavira and Santa Luzia . The timetables can be found here. You won´t be disappointed. For the braver of you the water temperature will be fine for a swim. If not just wonder along the golden sand, have a coffee or beer or a bite to eat at one of the restaurants or cafés.