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This was my second visit to the castle, over 10 years after my first visit. There have been a lot of changes at the castle and it is clear that the managers have become more commercially oriented than in giving visitors a real story. The...More
Elmina castle is the oldest European fortification built by Portuguese in 1482! The Dutch seized the fort from the Portuguese in 1637. The Dutch were busy with slave trade till 1814. They managed to sell the fort to British in 1872. The Brits did not...More
Seeing the depth of thinking that was built into the facility to deconstruct and humiliate a human being was humbling. The experience was gut-wrenching and visceral. Everyone should visit this people export facility, to understand how a human being was deconstructed, humiliated and then exported...More
The Elmina Slave Fort is a castle built by the Portuguese as a Slave holding area before they were shipped to the Americas. Though it reminds one of the horrors humans inflict on humans, it should be visited to ensure such horrors are not repeated....More
Unbelievable suffering for the slaves whom were captured and brutalised here. Squeezed in a cell with many others and be faced with human mental, emotional and physical torture. Never having privacy to conduct normal human daily function and then having to sleep amongst or on...More
All I can say is that this was a life changing visit. It was painful to see what the diaspora of West Africans suffered. It stands as a reminder for humanity to be better in the present and future. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
It was an amazing experience, seeing all that with have read and heard about slave trade in Ghana in person, with these castles posing us evidence to that. Our visit to the castle was combined with a visit to the fishing community to meet with...More
Our visit to Elmina castle was a great but sombre experience. Our tour guide Ato was exceptional and extremely knowledgable. I learned so much. I plan on visiting again the next time I’m in Ghana. You simply can’t miss out in this opportunity.