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Elmina Castle

Elmina, Ghana
+233 57 668 9142
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Cape Coast Castle and Elmina Castle
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Kakum National Park - Cape Coast and Elmina Castle Tour
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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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  • Average6%
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“slave trade” (69 reviews)
“cape coast” (43 reviews)
“tour guide” (24 reviews)
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Elmina, Ghana
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+233 57 668 9142
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"slave trade"
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"cape coast"
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"interesting visit"
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"sobering experience"
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"human history"
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"portuguese"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visiting the Elmina and Cape Coast Castles is an essential experience, especially for those (like myself) who live in countries based on a history of enslavement. Our guide, Martin, was excellent and did a wonderful and thorough job explaining the cruel history of this place....More

Thank Lindsey W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the third slave stockade I have visited and nothing can prepare you for the emotions which can erupt for the ancestors of stolen Africans. It is a glimpse into our past...to see an actual "Door of no return". The doors where my ancestors...More

Thank Aisha M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of the several fortified trading posts along the coast of Ghana, which today belong to the UNESCO World Heritage, only the three biggest ones are called castles: Christiansborg of mainly Danish origin in Osu, Accra (not open to the public, since it gets used by...More

Thank saronic
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

If visiting Cape Coast, Elmina Castle is a must see. Very sad history of the slave trade but interesting. Well maintained and we had a very informative guide. Well worth the admission price.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Smaller in comparison to Cape Coast Castle but definitely in a better location with three side facing sea. How can a place so beautiful have such horrid history? Sad historical monument makes you wonder why human are said to be most intelligent animal?

Thank Semreme
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

the castle as such is nice. yet, half of the tour is shop hopping, through several shops that are spread throughout the castle, and that are interrupted by the really interesting and good parts.

Thank Tobias K
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Like Cape Coast (well worth a visit), Elmina tells the story of slavery in Ghana - it's a grim tale of men and women at their best and worst, of greed, suffering, rape, exploitation and hope. People throughout the world can trace their roots back...More

Thank 233nickb
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

This is rated to be the oldest European site in West Africa, established by the Portuguese in the late 15th century. Taken over by the Dutch and then the British, it was a major trading post for centuries, first gold, then slaves. The dungeons are...More

Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

You must visit Cape Coast and all the castles when you are in Ghana with all its hidden history. Please do this trip with Elimina Tours. Sankara, the tour operator is a great guy and he knows his stuff. The good thing its abosolutlely free...More

Thank derekgpayne
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

If in Ghana, you must visit this historic site. It is impressive in design and construction but certainly frightful in terms of it’s grizzly history. Opt for a private tour to understand the design and function of this trading post turned slave castle. The tour...More

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Lulu T
19 September 2017|
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Response from kwabena A | Reviewed this property |
9am -5pm. There are many tour guides, so wait time is minimal. They usually look for few people to join to form a group.
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Tracy A
17 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
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Abena6235
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.
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