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Fort St Jago

Just Northwest of St George's Castle, Elmina, Ghana
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Very impressive

Staying over there I could imagine the Dutch people controlling from above the village and the... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
pachijal
,
mindo
Interesting place

There is a wonderful view from the fort, and I recommend to visit the small streets of Elmina... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
amimehl
,
Accra, Ghana
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good45%
  • Average23%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
2 Jul 2017
“Interesting place”
7 Aug 2017
“Very impressive”
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Just Northwest of St George's Castle, Elmina, Ghana

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Staying over there I could imagine the Dutch people controlling from above the village and the Castle below

Thank pachijal
Reviewed 3 July 2017

There is a wonderful view from the fort, and I recommend to visit the small streets of Elmina around the fort.

Thank amimehl
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We were unable to visit so we only took pictures from the Elmina Castle. The road is completely inaccessible. Otherwise this could be an interesting addition to Elmina Castle.

Thank JOHN SEGU Q
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This defensive fort facing the elmina castle gave me one of the best pictures of my elmina trip in Ghana. Although there is nothing on display for visitor but this fort will give you a brief understanding of how the European where defense in thing...More

Thank Nasir A
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Fort St Jago was initially a chapel (St George of the Mines Chapel) built by the Portuguese on a hill overlooking Elmina Castle. Unfortunately, after the Dutch were successfully repelled in their attempts to take over the castle, they mounted another attack from the hill,...More

Thank Omoniyi_David
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Also known as Fort Coenraadsburg, it was built in 1652 to protect Elmina Castle from attacks. This is a historic building and well worth taking the time to visit.

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Worth the short climb, although not presented well as a historic monument. The admission we paid was probably 'umofficial' . No guide, no displays. Excellent views of the Castle, the historic town , the lGoon and fishing boats.

Thank mcmullanjen
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Not accessible unless paying ceidi to seedy, aggressive outside locals. Okay view but not worth the hassle.

Thank TheresaF677
Reviewed 19 March 2015

Fort St. Jago gives you a picturesque view of Elmina, but there is relatively no tourist infrastructure set up to properly tour the place. Additionally, you feel like you are walking through the living quarters of the caretaker and the family (because you are!) -...More

Thank are_em_you
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Fort St. Jago is just a short walk up the hill from Elmina Castle and definitely worth the walk. From it you can view parts of Elmina not visible from the castle and get a better understanding of its need to protect the castle from...More

Thank Robert C
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