Gornji Ugao Tower, Dubrovnik

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Descend the corridors of Gornji Ugao Tower and explore a well-preserved 15th-century foundry. A great collection of tools, pincers, keys, and canon ball molds lies amid stone warehouses, telling the story of the Republic of Ragusa's firepower program--developed in great secrecy in the period between Venetian and Ottoman suzerainty. An informative and enthusiastic guide will tell you all about geostrategy on the Adriatic, as well as the maritime strength of this small trading republic. The museum can be a little hard to find; look for a wooden door hidden next to a basketball court. You can plan Dubrovnik trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • If you are a lover of history this is an interesting tour. The tour guide loves his job and is very animated and to see how an ancient forge worked was great. I thoughly enjoyed the tour  more »
  • Gornji Ugo Tower in the Dubrovnik Museum the Museum Foundry traces of the middle ages. Scarce resources other than limestone, along with Japan, medieval Dubrovnik. How without wasting resources or rotate, especially between the besieged battle how nails and bullets casting continued so that was big deal related to the fate of the nation. As a result you can see in the original middle ages produced a surprisingly sophisticated recycling system. Here, ago and during the basketball court entrance, so it is hard to understand, but opens new entrance from the 8/2017. (From 11 January until April, the off-season for the museum itself has been closed) was changed from Dubrovnik's old town (walls), at high point, the Tower of minceta feet through a wall in the Museum. Climbing the stairs of the old town towards the SRD mountain side, along the walls to minceta Tower is to arrive and go higher. At the bottom of the minceta tower was at the entrance of the walkway to the Museum. And go up the stairs to the Tower in a valet's waiting there. Spot overlooking the town from the city walls of Dubrovnik had now also function as a fortress in so many (often corrupted the 埋mattari earthquake in excavations continue) do not. Museum is also interesting, thanks to the new entrance, the Museum more interesting now! Like medieval weapons and tactics, like architecture of the middle ages were, try to go take a look at. Also, for Dubrovnik's city walls is basically made of limestone from building hundreds of years after some stone rain, melts the stalagmites are beginning to be seen. I wonder sometime the whole as in the cave. It is also so very interesting. Once placed the giant fortress Monster class was called "beauty" and the masterpiece of the name Smiths, represent the medieval Dubrovnik Republic (Ragusa Republic), Ivan labryanin, the beauty is the minceta Tower. Such detail is also charm in historic wota.
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  • The first part of the exhibit is wandering among the cannon locations and the cannonball troughs. The second half is a guided adventure with a knowledgable guide. Learn about the foundry process for c...  more »
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