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Well worth it

This is such an interesting place to visit. The guided tour was really informative and well... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Victory1805
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Virginia
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Really interesting tour

We saw Dubrovnik from a totally different perspective. This relatively recent excavation site has... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
CardiffMaddie
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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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 2 days ago 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 yesterday

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 2 days ago 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 yesterday

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

Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved this. It was really quiet - only 6 of us! Our guide, Givo, was superb. This is highly recommendedMore

Thank Cas5967
divos_du, employee at Gornji Ugao Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi and thank you for short review and recommendations for this sight! :-) Hehe... Thank you very much for your praise for me, too! :-)) That is right - generally this is quite place because this is underground archeological site and is little bit out...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This site was not discovered until 2005. It was buried for centuries and was a secret part between the old and new wall. Cannon balls were built at this site for the defence. The tour guide is Divo. He is the STAR. You can feel...More

Thank Fumilam
divos_du, employee at Gornji Ugao Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi and thank you for review! :-) That is right - this is quite recently discovered archeological site. This sight is little bit hidden - that's why no many people here and could happen that sometimes is only one person on the tour - like...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Escape the crowds and heat of Dubrovnik and take this €3 tour of the recently excavated foundry. To be honest this is more my husbands interest than mine (or so I thought) until our awesome guide with his enthusiasm and excellent explanation made it so...More

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

Hi and thank you for review and recommendation for this sight! :-) Is really nice to read your praises for me! ;-) Also is nice to see that with my tour I interested you for this underground archeological site! :-))) Yes - I try to...More

Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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

1  Thank Deirdre L
divos_du, employee at Gornji Ugao Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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

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Erin N
18 October 2017|
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Response from martin c | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, the answerr is no - though that may have changed. When we visited in June, the Museum was run by one extremely enthusiastic and knowledgeable archaeologist who collects the entrances fees and then guides... 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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