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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  • Really interesting and unusual archeological site. The guide was superb - knowledgeable and interesting. The site is the (quite substantial) remains of a foundry and includes the moulds where cannon b...  more »
  • The basketball courts (playground) is the site of the exit to this exhibit. You must go above this area to the base of the tower to purchase tickets and start the tour, which was excellent! Divo was a...  more »
  • Great museum hidden away under the Minceta tower, tour was made by the very knowledgeable and friendly guide, would recommend.  more »

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One of Croatia's major tourist destinations, Dubrovnik remains one of the most expensive cities in the country, especially if you wish to stay in the old town at peak season. You can choose from upscale hotel rooms just east of the old town, but for budget-friendly beds you may have to go as far as the outskirts of town. Many locals rent small rooms in their private homes, so look for rental signs in windows or check with the city's tourist office.
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