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Gornji Ugao Tower

If you are a lover of history this is an interesting tour. The tour guide loves his job and is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
penny H
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Grand Cayman
Archeological dig and a knowledgable guide

The first part of the exhibit is wandering among the cannon locations and the cannonball troughs... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
TravelwithCarol2017
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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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 weeks ago

If you are a lover of history this is an interesting tour. The tour guide loves his job and is very animated and to see how an ancient forge worked was great. I thoughly enjoyed the tourMore

1  Thank penny H
divos_du, employee at Gornji Ugao Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi and thank you for your short review! :-) Suree - I like my job and is really nice when here come people who like to see this little bit hidden underground archeological site of 16th century foundry! :-)) NEW ENTRANCE: Directions remain same (from...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first part of the exhibit is wandering among the cannon locations and the cannonball troughs. The second half is a guided adventure with a knowledgable guide. Learn about the foundry process for cannon balls and bells. Trace how the sand was cleaned and reused....More

Thank TravelwithCarol2017
divos_du, employee at Gornji Ugao Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi and thank you for review! :-) That is right - "first part" of this touristic attraction is actually interior of Minceta (with 2 levels) where you can see casemates for cannons and guns. Later on, with bulwark (beside the city walls) you come to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only museum worth doing in the entire old town - it's utterly stunning, you get a guided tour, it was so so cheap, can't recommend enough.More

Thank littlechemist
divos_du, employee at Gornji Ugao Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi and thank you for short review and recommendation for this sight! :-) Suree - entrance fee is only 30 kn what is really cheap, especially in touristic city like is Dubrovnik! ;-) NEW ENTRANCE: Directions remain same (from Buža Gate or from Pile Gate),...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017

We couldn't believe out of all the people in the Old City and being mid day that only 3 other people had found this hidden gem that day. We arrived and we allowed straight in and the tour began immediately. As no other travellers were...More

Thank Jessiflaa
divos_du, employee at Gornji Ugao Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Hi and thank you for review! :-) This is underground archaeological site (in situ) and could happen that only few people come in whole day! :-O That is like that because sight is little bit hidden and is off regular touristic routes... ;-) Hm... Yes...More

Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

This is a hidden gem which very few people, even in the tourist information centre, seem to know about. The entrance is in the large tower to the left of the Pile Gate and up the hill. We travelled underground to see the former iron...More

2  Thank ScottishTemplar
divos_du, employee at Gornji Ugao Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Hi and thank you for review and highly recommendation for this sight! :-) Yes - I agree with you! :-) This underground archaeological site is really hidden gem and few people come here. That is like that because sight is little bit hidden and is...More

Reviewed 31 October 2017

This is a wonderful site. It is well worth the effort to find it. The guide is excellent, Giving a really interesting and fun tour of the site with excellent knowledge of archaeology, the foundry process and the history of the site. If you think...More

1  Thank Richardmn
divos_du, employee at Gornji Ugao Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Hi and thank you for review! :-) I agree - is really well worth the effort to find this underground archeological site! :-))) Thank you for you praise for me! :-)) Is really nice to read that you consider my tour like interesting and fun!...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017

This place was not well-signposted or particularly easy to find, but my goodness am I glad I did! It is very reasonably priced and our tour guide had excellent technical knowledge about the workings of a medieval foundry - despite English not being his native...More

Thank JPH1984
divos_du, employee at Gornji Ugao Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Hi and thank you for review! :-) Yes, 30 kn is really cheap price for this underground archeological site! ;-) Suree - this sight is a must see for those who love archaeology! :-))) NEW ENTRANCE: Directions remain same (from Buža Gate or from Pile...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

My Hausband and I went there because we saw it in TripAdvisor. It really was a great experience! They take much Time to explain everything and are very friendly. We can definetily recommend it!!!More

Thank claudiatorno
divos_du, employee at Gornji Ugao Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Hi and thank you for short review and recommendation for this sight! :-) NEW ENTRANCE: Directions remain same (from Buža Gate or from Pile Gate), but instead crossing playground is necessary to AVOID PLAYGROUND and carry on few more stairs up to the bottom of...More

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

This is such an interesting place to visit. The guided tour was really informative and well presented (teenage children enjoyed it). Don’t miss it.More

Thank Victory1805
divos_du, employee at Gornji Ugao Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Hi and thank you for short review! :-) Is really nice to read that tour what I conceptualized was really informative and well presented! ;-) That is excellent because my guided tour is really only way to understand how was functioning 16th century foundry. :-))...More

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We saw Dubrovnik from a totally different perspective. This relatively recent excavation site has been preserved under a basketball playground (visible from the ramparts walk nearest the highest point and tower). The guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. This was quite a find in more...More

Thank CardiffMaddie
divos_du, employee at Gornji Ugao Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Hi and thank you for review and recommendations for this sight! :-) Yes, that is right - this underground archeological site gives totally different perspective of Dubrovnik! ;-) Entrance fee is actually 30 kn what is about 4 euros. That is generally very cheap in...More

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Erin N
18 October 2017|
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Response from divos_du | Property representative |
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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