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A little hidden gem

If you have time on your hands then I would recommend you to come & visit this place. It is a bit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ttl_17
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London
Glad We Found This

Not easy to find but really worth the climb. If you start by Big Onofrio’s fountain, pass the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Marie A
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Chesterton, Indiana
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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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 19 November 2017

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

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divos_du, employee at Gornji Ugao Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

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

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divos_du, employee at Gornji Ugao Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

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

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divos_du, employee at Gornji Ugao Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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2 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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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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