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Elmina Castle

Elmina, Ghana
+233 57 668 9142
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Slave Fort not castle

Shocking history of slavery told here spanning couple hundred years as this fort changed hands from... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2016
Nairobi, Kenya
Bit of History

It was great to hear the history of the largest castle on the west coast of Ghana. It didn't start... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2016
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cape coast” (37 reviews)
“tour guide” (22 reviews)
Elmina, Ghana
+233 57 668 9142
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

Shocking history of slavery told here spanning couple hundred years as this fort changed hands from the Dutch to the British. Guide was very informative and accommodating.Bookstore had a variety of books and nice postacrds. Arial view over the Atlantic ocean is quite beautiful. Apology...More

2  Thank WanjiruT
Reviewed 3 January 2016

It was great to hear the history of the largest castle on the west coast of Ghana. It didn't start off as a slave castle, but rather built for trading goods and spreading religious beliefs.

1  Thank DA W
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

This was my first visit to the castle (dungeon) and it was a good one! There is so much history to learn and take in. The guide and tour of the museum was great!

Thank Candice K
Reviewed 26 December 2015

we all know the history of the african slave trade but it is bought to life within the walls of Elmina Castle i wish i could say this is a good thing but it leaves you with a feeling of despair for humanity knowing this...More

1  Thank B001987
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Best presented museum in the country. The oldest colonial building in Sub Saharan Africa. See where slaves were held before departing for Europe and America, see the steps of no return, down which captured slaves went to board tne small boats that would take them...More

Thank mcmullanjen
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Fascinating but tragic history but needs telling. Our guide was knowledgeable and the tour took an hour and 20 mins. We saw the slave cells and the door of no return. Lots of steps to go up!

Thank rdella
Reviewed 14 December 2015

It is a must to see the Elmina Castle, you can find all the information at the web. To get to the castle you will be enjoyed by groups of youngsters trying to sell you stuff. Just ignore them and don't even try to stop...More

Thank Red F
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

For the same experience that klmanjaro rated his visit with one star I gave it a five. This was the one thing I wanted to experience in Ghana. The history of the Slave trade was appalling and horrifying especially for those of us who had...More

1  Thank lvhorner
Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

A trip to the Elmina Castle, Cape Coast is a must for anyone on vacation in Ghana. To seize the best of this adventure, it is necessary to plan ahead. If vacationing in Accra, consider leaving early in the morning as the journey is about...More

Thank OlufemiLaoye
Reviewed 28 November 2015

I have been to Elmina castle on different occasion, if you are looking for culture, history, suggestive landscapes and great location this is the place you can not miss. A museum and guided tour will let you know the secrets of the castle.

Thank laurared_l16
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Tracy A
16 June 2017|
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Response from Oyesola | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you should make it a day trip. There are a few things to do in the area. Kakum canopy walk etc. I got the bus from Accra to Elmina and used Nana 024 283 2423 for my movement all around. However if you want him... More
9 September 2016|
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Response from Mawufemor | Reviewed this property |
Currently, No economic advantages. I doubt income from entrance fee can maintain for castle left alone pay salaries for employees.
28 December 2015|
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Response from The_Schaefers | Reviewed this property |
40 ghc