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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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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