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Elmina Castle

Elmina, Ghana
+233 57 668 9142
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Searing

A visit to Elmina is well worth the trouble. It is smaller than Cape Coast Castle and a bit off... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Wanderingnewyorker
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New York City, New York
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Nice view, great place to learn about Ghana's history

You see the actual areas and castle in the colonial era of Ghana. Very educational and informative... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sy450
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Washington, Pennsylvania
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“slave trade” (64 reviews)
“castle” (129 reviews)
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Elmina, Ghana
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A visit to Elmina is well worth the trouble. It is smaller than Cape Coast Castle and a bit off the beaten path. It therefore tends to get fewer visitors. I've taken groups to Elmina several times of the years and the guides have always...More

Thank Wanderingnewyorker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You see the actual areas and castle in the colonial era of Ghana. Very educational and informative. I spent about 1 ~ 2 hours walking around this castle.

Thank sy450
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty to see from the castle with the fishing boats retuning and over looking the town. Entrance fee includes a tour guide. It can be an emotional tour for some as it exposes you to the horror's of Slave Trading. This is a much better...More

Thank gasmandc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to this castle/dungeon about 4 times. Although I am technically from the Diaspora and my ancestors were the slaves they bought and sold I was never challenged at the entrance on whether or not I was a local. We were 3 in...More

1  Thank skpq
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Get a view on a dark chapter of human history, slavery. Elmina castle, millions of slaves were shipped from here around the world. Must visit when you are around. Good guided tour. Shocking stories.

Thank Pats911
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Interesting. Learned a lot. Good organised. Explained Well and in good English by the guide. Afterwards, drink something cheap in coconot bridge house across the Castle. Nice view on Castle and boats leaving the harbour

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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

As an African American this was a MUST for me. The tour guide was very informative. I found myself crying in the middle of the tour. Cape Coast is a beautiful place with an evil past. Awesome spot for tourist and students and really any...More

Thank amoree
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I received alot of great information on this tour, we were able to stand where my ancestors stood before being shipped out of this country. A little pricey for travelers GHS40 to get in but only GHS5 for natives of Ghana. Then they take you...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Well presented and very informative guide. Make sure you see the bat cave. Shame the Ghanaians outside are spoiling the experience with their hard sell of tat. Lock your car doors and be alert and whatever you do 'don't tell them your name Pike'

Thank jjrjrj
Reviewed 22 March 2017

it just takes your breath away.. Such beautiful surrounding with such horrific stories to tell.. A visit is recommended..

Thank Peter L
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Abena6235
What are the economic advantages of elmina castle
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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djdavis777
entrance fee?
28 December 2015|
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Response from The_Schaefers | Reviewed this property |
40 ghc
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djdavis777
What are the charges involved to visit Elmina for a Senior?
28 December 2015|
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Response from richard709 | Reviewed this property |
The fee is 40 Ghana cedis per adult
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