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Gornji Ugao Tower, Dubrovnik

Categories: Observation Decks, Specialty Museums, Museums, Tourist Spots
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5/5 based on 260+ 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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  • Access this site by climbing the first long staircase on the left after entering the city at the western wall (by the cathedral). If you see a big tree partway up the stairs, you found the right stair...  read more »
  • Hard to find. But as you leave the cable car turn left down the hill, cross the road at the crossing, go via foot path under the road, turn right immediately after you enter the old town, you very qui...  read more »
  • Great museum hidden away beneath the Minceta Tower. The entrance is via the basketball court. The tour guide is really informative and actually runs the whole operation. Great value for money, very in...  read more »
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