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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.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great experience, the impact of the trans Atlantic slave trade will stay with me for a long time. May we vow never ever again to allow such slavery. The walk that slaves had to take and the door of no return Is etched in...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank cduncan1604
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Elmina dungeons is the location where the captured and enslaved African people were warehoused and tortured until they were shipped around the world, to slave farms. There are guides on the site that give a detailed history and accounting, of the salved trade. The...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank reneem924
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took hotel car and driver to see it. You can easily get there and back in a day trip. I read "Things Fall Apart" on flight over to Ghana which is a wonderful book and helped put things in perspective. It's hot to walk...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 15 September 2019 via mobile

Built by the Portuguese, Elmina castle in style and form contrasts to that of Cape Coast. Its haunting history in the slave trade makes it an important site for reflection.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank IrmaNova
Reviewed 11 September 2019

We wanted to visit the castles but to be honest it was very depressing. It was rich in history and full of information. Visiting the castle and hearing the stories behind it reminds you how humans can be so mean and horrible to one another....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tina O
Reviewed 10 September 2019

The Elmina Castle tells a sad tale about the history of the African people. Slavery played quite a role in the history of Africa and indeed, the bookshop in the Castle offers some insight in the form of books and CD on the history of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 22 August 2019 via mobile

The castle has been standing since the 1400s, having served not only as a trading site but also as a slave trading site. There's so much history that the guide can't possibly do it all justice. In hindsight, I would recommend to do some reading...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank H C M
Reviewed 17 August 2019 via mobile

There is nothing about this place that should be call a castle. This place should have a proper name of being called a Slave Torture dungeon.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank symbaa
Reviewed 10 August 2019 via mobile

Elmina castle is a story of brutal white colonialism. To walk through the dungeons and learn how these poor people were treated is humbling. The door of no return is something you need to experience. The cell where they left unruly slave to starve to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 28 July 2019 via mobile

Excellent guide who led us through the harrowing history of the castle and the slave trade. He was mindful of the hazards of steps, low doorways, uneven paths etc., and took care to ensure our safety.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Voyage17158800371
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Response from 70ava | Reviewed this property |
It is 5 Cedi for Ghanaian and 40 for foreigners (adult) - a classic case of discrimination. As for kids, it can be anything between 1 -3 Cedi depending on age.
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Clemy T
12 December 2018|
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Response from Shayjo | Reviewed this property |
We were on a group tour and it was part of the tour - so not sure.
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2 August 2018|
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Response from Akua E | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the foreign adult pay 40 cedis, Students, 20 cedis and child 1-10 years 20 cedis. No fees for camera. But i ask, make sure you get a tip for the tour guide. Thank you.
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