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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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Elmina Castle is a well preserved heritage monument. The stench in the dungeon alone makes you feel how our forefathers were treated during slavery. Unforgettable experience

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

The castle is huge and you go on a guided tour. There are occasional stops at small shops within the castle. You see the beautiful scenery of the ocean views and you duck under the small doorways that people sold into slavery were trapped in....More

Thank acoghill
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Elmina Castle in Ghana's Cape Coast region was built as a fort by the Portuguese in 1482, and is the oldest building in sub-Saharan Africa. Now a World Heritage Site, the Portuguese and then Dutch imprisoned hundreds of thousands of slaves before they were shipped...More

2  Thank TaraTurk1
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must-see for your visit to Ghana. 550 year old castle that for several hundred years held 1,000 slaves at a time chained in dungeons before they were loaded onto ships bound for North America and the Caribbean. The...More

1  Thank ChicoRanMan
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Elmina castle was one of the largest castles used to camp slaves during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade era. Our tour guide took us to some of the dungeons where the slaves were kept and to the tiny exit each slave went through to the ships...More

2  Thank AdwoaAsantewaa
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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.