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Gornji Ugao Tower, Dubrovnik

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Observation Deck History Museum
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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  • My wife and I went on this tour this morning and absolutely loved it. We couldn't believe we were the only two and that we ended up having our own private tour. It made the experience that much better...  more »
  • Nice museum, the guide will make you 100% there. Also offers refreshment on a hot summer day!
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  • Recently had a private tour by Divo - he was very passionate and informative and I would strongly suggest you do the tour with him in order to get a clear idea of how amazing the uncovered foundry is!...  more »
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  • Hidden underneath a sports pitch/court is a brilliant escape from the tourist-hordes. Entrance is from inside the walls and a bit of a hike up “Ul. Celestina Medovića” stairs from the main thoroughfare “Stradum”. 30 Kuna (cash only) will give you entry and a guided tour through a very well presented archaeological site. Good for a wet day and/or just to escape for an hour.
  • Hurry up before the new entrance opens on July 14th and this hidden gem gets swarmed like the rest of the city. Entry is only 30 kuna!
  • 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.

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