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The European traders built and occupied many forts along the coast of Ghana in the 15th-17th centuries to protect their trading posts.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Elmina, Ghana
+233 57 668 9142
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I learned more in a one hour tour with a guide than all of the history in my education. Everyone needs to experience this place! Allow some extra time for photos and videos. The books and videos are expensive but they to sell them to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank terryb496
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The grief comes unexpectedly. Embrace it and travel 1-1 or just with your people and guide (privacy is necessary). A PLACE FOR DIASPORA TO SEE 100000% Never Foget and continue to make our ancestors proud. Trip was December 2017.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mrandmrsj0nes2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited El Mina castle several times. Try to get Robert for the tour, he is very good. His book which is sold in the little store is a must read too. And I would suggest combining your castle visit with a tour of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Judith_MvB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the major existing structures that supported the enslavement of humans based on the color of their skin. Elmina represents the collective shame of Europe and these structures should always serve as a reminder of what is possible when the humanity of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 11 February 2019

The view of the castle from each direction - close as well as far - tells immediately that this is a major historical site. Imposing, somber, powerful and so sad. We learned so much and were impressed with the small museum in the old Portugues...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 70ava
Reviewed 9 February 2019 via mobile

I went by friends ...but I was afraid to enter ...I make it through by the help of the tour guide ..I went and learn many things ...I think you should also try to visit

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank qojonab
Reviewed 8 February 2019

An amazing and sorrowful place. More than 100 times larger than the Masion des Esclaves on Goree Island. Look at the chapel where the traders prayed before and after their carnage. I could feel the spirits of my ancestors there.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mdwilson58
Reviewed 29 January 2019

I have been through the castle three times, I am on a mission board that brings me in the area once a year, and I always take some of my fellow travelers to visit the slave castle on each trip and never tire of learning...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Leonard M
Reviewed 4 January 2019

This was my second visit to the castle, over 10 years after my first visit. There have been a lot of changes at the castle and it is clear that the managers have become more commercially oriented than in giving visitors a real story. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Spirodesi
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

Elmina castle is the oldest European fortification built by Portuguese in 1482! The Dutch seized the fort from the Portuguese in 1637. The Dutch were busy with slave trade till 1814. They managed to sell the fort to British in 1872. The Brits did not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Clemy T
11 December 2018|
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Response from Shayjo | Reviewed this property |
We were on a group tour and it was part of the tour - so not sure.
2 August 2018|
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Response from Jfre70562 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Karen, The adult fee was 65 GH Cidis, child I think around half that, so equivalent to around £15 or so. Hope that helps, Jfre
15 June 2018|
Response from saronic | Reviewed this property |
When there in March I just had to pay the regular entrance fee and was not charged anything for the camera, which I could use freely.