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Gornji Ugao Tower, Dubrovnik

(4.8/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • Very interesting "in-citu" museum of an ancient foundry in Dubrovnik. It's a real hidden gem of the City Walls and after a long walk through the walls you'll suddenly find this small place of beautifu...  more »
  • Having been tipped off by reviews on Trip Advisor, we decided to track down the archeological site of Gornji Ugao Tower, under the basket ball pitch near to the wall between Fort Minceta and Pile gate...  more »
  • Go find this museum under the basketball court! The best thing we saw in Dubrovnik, nicely off the tourist trail (possibly not for long after these rave reviews) and all brought to life by the fantast...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A very good place to visit.
  • Best basketball playground i have found:)
  • One of the more "hidden" gems which people skip, but don't :) It's well worth it.