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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. For Gornji Ugao Tower and beyond, use our Dubrovnik family vacation planner to get the most from your Dubrovnik vacation.
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  • Gornji Ugao Tower is located under Fort Minceta in the Old Town of Dubrovnik.Today it is a museum showing archeological finds which proof Dubrovnik's glorious past. Between 2005 and 2008 archeologists...  more »
  • After reading the reviews about this site on TripAdvisor before our visit to the old town we decided to seek it out, after a bit of a search we found the entrance, the side of the basketball court, it...  more »
  • Great day May 23 with you, Divo, at Kula Gornji Ugao museum in old city Dubrovnik, under the basketball playground! You were 10 times better and nicer than I expected:) Ir was a pleasure to get your p...  more »
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  • Excellent guided tour at the archaeological excavation of the old foundry. The entrance is in the corner across the playground this should change in August 2017.
  • Worth the visit! hidden at the corner of a playground you will find the museum and will learn a lot of local history from the nicest guide (Divo).
  • This was awesome! This is a very quiet museum which few people go to but the upside is that we good a personalised guided tour. The foundry was fascinating and was really brought to life. I can't recommend this place highly enough.
  • Surprising archaeological spot. Not to miss.
  • See: Tvrđava Minčeta (Minčeta Tower). After excavations, a 16th-century cannon foundry was discovered under in Gornji ugao (Upper Tower) under Minčeta Tower. It is now a museum.