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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.
Elmina, Ghana
+233 57 668 9142
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All I can say is that this was a life changing visit. It was painful to see what the diaspora of West Africans suffered. It stands as a reminder for humanity to be better in the present and future. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

Thank Shayjo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An exhaustive guided tour through the excruciatingly painful history of the castle : the appalling slaves' confinement rooms leading to the "door of no return".

Thank jeandenistemblaire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was an amazing experience, seeing all that with have read and heard about slave trade in Ghana in person, with these castles posing us evidence to that. Our visit to the castle was combined with a visit to the fishing community to meet with...More

Thank svaress
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit to Elmina castle was a great but sombre experience. Our tour guide Ato was exceptional and extremely knowledgable. I learned so much. I plan on visiting again the next time I’m in Ghana. You simply can’t miss out in this opportunity. To actually...More

Thank RoseFeather
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Elmina Castle which is also known as St. George Castle is recognized by UNSESCO as a World Heritage Site. Elmina Castle, erected by the Portuguese in 1482, was the first trading post built on the Gulf of Guinea, and the castle is the oldest European...More

1  Thank Akua E
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Compared to the cape coast castle, I honestly really liked the elmina castle more. A lot more to see, a better picture of the past was painted verbally with physical evidence Hard to photograph as everything is huge and close. Entry fee 5gh (locals) 40gh...More

Thank chefinskinnyjeans
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Elmina is the largest slave castle in the world. We had a wonderful tour guide that explained things so perfectly to our kids. We learned that once the slaves set foot in the castle, they could spend up to three months in horrific conditions. And...More

Thank TheTravelingShepards
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Elmina Castle is a must see when in Ghana to better understand the history of the county and horrors that happend here. Our tour guide was really good. Telling the facts as they are, but not blaming anybody. I am Dutch and my people played...More

Thank Nienke M
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

This really is a must see attraction and a World Heritage site. Our guide was fantastic, tailoring our tour to suit the ages of the children in our group, aged 9 to 15. It is a most excellent insight into the history of the castle,...More

1  Thank Munchkin208
Reviewed 12 July 2018

This cannot be described as an enjoyable day out by any means, it is a stark and harrowing place to be, and shows just what barbarians the human race can produce. The guide we had was very knowledgable, and posed searching questions as well as...More

1  Thank Jfre70562
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Karen O
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
Laetitia F
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.
Lulu T
18 September 2017|
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Response from kwabena A | Reviewed this property |
9am -5pm. There are many tour guides, so wait time is minimal. They usually look for few people to join to form a group.