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New Entrance July 17

Previous reviews are right - it's very interesting, quiet and away from it all. Well worth seeking... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
Retreaters
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Padstow, United Kingdom
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Hidden Gem

Wonderful museum for those that enjoy seeing the results of Archaeological work. A little hard to... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Jim L
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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An excavation on the site of the 'Gornji ugao' tower, in the north-west corner of the walled city of Dubrovnik, in Croatia, uncovered evidence for a foundry established in the second half of the 15th century and largely producing armaments. It is a rare example of this type of industrial site, and its position within the city walls makes it unique. Excavation has provided information on the technical subdivision and spatial logic of the site. Activity at the foundry ceased after the Great Earthquake in 1667, which devastated the entire city, although part of the site continued in use as a foundry, on a smaller and more improvised scale.
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Previous reviews are right - it's very interesting, quiet and away from it all. Well worth seeking out. Divo is an excellent knowledge guide, who has created the tour. The new entrance from 13 July 17 is up the stairs at the base of the...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Wonderful museum for those that enjoy seeing the results of Archaeological work. A little hard to find, and seemingly not visited much--we were the only ones there at the time.

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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

I think it would have been a better experience if Divo had taken the tour instead of the iPad I was given. We Found it a very static exhibit. At times just staring at a graphic exhibit ( picture) while listening to a voice on...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

We probably wouldn’t have found this fantastic museum without a little help from this site, but We found it at it was worth the climb. We got an audioguide on a tablet and it told the story about this early industrial zone and the defense...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

An absolute must if you’re in Dubrovnik. Doesn’t take too long (we took around an hour), is super cheap (30 Kuna/around £5-£6 I think) and is really really interesting. Very well put together museum. Would definitely recommend!

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

We visited this place as we'd seen that it was well recommended via tripadvisor. We were not disappointed at all. For a cheap entry fee (relative to the prices of other attractions in the area) there is a lot to see. The climb up the...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

Once you have walked the walls and toured the city, you should definitely plan on visiting the Gornji Ugao Tower. It was fascinating and so well presented. We used the tablet version of the tour which was great - very informative but not overly verbose....More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

If you have time on your hands then I would recommend you to come & visit this place. It is a bit hidden and a bit tucked away but it worth visiting this place. It's not a big place & it's inside but had good...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Not easy to find but really worth the climb. If you start by Big Onofrio’s fountain, pass the Franciscan Monastery and take first road to left. Walk the stairs. Climb. Keep going. You will come to a sign that points left but it will take...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We visited this awesome piece of history after we read many of the trip advisor reviews, and If like us you like archeological finds then this is for you. Entry to this is not as the sign says, if you follow this you’ll end up...More

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3 March 2018|
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Response from Horopito | Reviewed this property |
The foundry will not reopen until 1st April. Only one man opens up and guides through this unique attraction during the tourist season. After walking the wall in the earlier part of the day, just make your way back to... More
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Hi! Like is written in previous answers, you don't need to book tour/sight before. If someone come in the middle of the tour I join him to the current tour and later on is possible to see that "missed" part. Greetings from... More
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