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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
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
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
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
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
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
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