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Digging up some dirt on Dubrovnik

This is a great tour! In 2005 & 2008 archaeological excavations unearthed the remains of a foundry... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jane B
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Melbourne, Australia
Liverpool Lou

Excellent guide who explained everything in very good English.Good way to escape the hurly burly of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
grahamwbarker
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liverpool uk
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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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| Under Fort Minceta, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great tour! In 2005 & 2008 archaeological excavations unearthed the remains of a foundry that had operated for over a hundred years prior to the city being destroyed in the 1667 earthquake. Their history and operations reveal a fascinating world of trade,...More

Thank Jane B
divos_du, employee at Gornji Ugao Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi and thank you for review and short informations about sight ! :-) Is really nice to read your praises for me, too! ;-) NEW ENTRANCE: Directions remain same (from Buža Gate or from Pile Gate), but instead crossing playground is necessary to AVOID PLAYGROUND...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent guide who explained everything in very good English.Good way to escape the hurly burly of the crowded streets.Recommend to history buffs.Pleasant hour spent with a friendly guide-Givo ,seek him out he won't disappoint.More

Thank grahamwbarker
divos_du, employee at Gornji Ugao Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi and thank you for short review and recommendations for this sight ! :-) Is really nice to read your praises for me! ;-) Yes - this is underground archeological site little bit out of regular touristic routes so this place generally is not touristic...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited yesterday. The first thing we learned was that the entrance is no longer located where Rick Steves’ book says it is - those directions land you in the new sport court. However, go up another small flight of stairs and you’ll see the...More

Thank AmyOV
divos_du, employee at Gornji Ugao Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi and thank you for review and explanations how to find this sight! :-) That is right! Entrance is no longer located where Rick Steves’ book says it is because we changed it recently and informations about new entrance will be updated in next edition...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Givo was so informative and enthusiastic. When you're on the main street in old town, if you take a left side street passed the pharmacy museum, and keep following the steps right to the top, you should see the basketball court on your left and...More

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divos_du, employee at Gornji Ugao Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi and thank you for review and for explanations how to find new entrance to this sight! :-) Is nice to read that you like tour what I conceptualized! ;-) Suree - for 30 kn this archeological site and tour is really great value and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most interesting places we visited during our trip to Dubrovnik. Givo was an interesting and enthusiastic guide. He made the site come alive. We were fortunate to be the only two people there and so had what was essentially a private tour...More

Thank Nicola M
divos_du, employee at Gornji Ugao Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi and thank you for review and recommendation for this archeological site! :-) I am proud to read that you consider this sight like most interesting in Dubrovnik! :-)) Yes - with tour what I conceptualized I try to make this site alive! And that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once we found the museum the tour guide was very informative and passionate about the history and it was a great tour.More

Thank Sarah B
divos_du, employee at Gornji Ugao Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi and thank you for short review! :-) Is nice to read that you consider me like very informative and passionate about this underground archeological site of 16th century foundry! :-) NEW ENTRANCE: Directions remain same (from Buža Gate or from Pile Gate), but instead...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Access to the tour starts at the base of the Minceta tower. The tour lasts around 30mins and it was quiet and cool (being an underground tour). Would advise getting there early to ensure it is quiet. It was by far the best spent 30kn...More

Thank Iain A
divos_du, employee at Gornji Ugao Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi and thank you for nice review! :-) I agree with you - is far the best spent 30kn what you can spend in over expensive and very touristy Dubrovnik! Is really nice to read that this tour what I conceptualized you consider like best...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a guided tour of the medieval foundry by enthusiastic and insightful guide Divo. Great museum to spend an hour in old town away from the crowds and all for 30kn.More

Thank Tsco4460
divos_du, employee at Gornji Ugao Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi and thank you for short review! :-) Sure - is great to spent time here away from the crowds because this is underground archaeological site and is a little bit hidden of regular touristic routs... ;-) Hehe... That is right - ticket is only...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is literally a cool attraction to visit while exploring the Dubrovnik city walls especially in the heat of summer. See the ancient foundry revealed underneath the Minceta tower fort, which has been excavated and preserved to show how it operated in the old city...More

Thank Horopito
divos_du, employee at Gornji Ugao Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi and thank you for review! :-) Yes - this is literally a cool attraction especially in the summer because this is underground archeological site. :-)) NEW ENTRANCE: Directions remain same (from Buža Gate or from Pile Gate), but instead crossing playground is necessary to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have TripAdvisor to thank entirely for learning about this, so I am paying it forward. Despite modest advertising, this museum still feels like a secret for insiders. Remarkably well-preserved and thoroughly explained by the excellent guide, I honestly felt like I learned a lot...More

Thank ryansdavis
divos_du, employee at Gornji Ugao Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi and thank you for review! :-) Like you, most of people who visited this sight previously found about it on TripAdvisor! Yes, this is well-preserved underground archeological site in situ and actually setup is quite recently done - before 5 years, only! Sure -...More

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chiisanai
4 September 2017|
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Response from divos_du | Property representative |
Hi, those are 2 separate sites. City walls ticket is 150 kn, and ticket for 16th century foundry costs 30 kn. And entrance to the foundry is in the bottom of Minčeta Tower. So, to come to the foundry you need to take Peline... More
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CruiseaholicCheshire
12 August 2017|
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Response from divos_du | Property representative |
Hi! Suure - you can recommend them to visit this sight! :-) Also, is good to know that this is quite small place so is not recommendable that here in one moment is more than 10 person, approximately. That will be the end... More
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