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Fort St Jago

Just Northwest of St George's Castle, Elmina, Ghana
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Inaccessible road

We were unable to visit so we only took pictures from the Elmina Castle. The road is completely... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
JOHN SEGU Q
via mobile
The St. Jagi

This defensive fort facing the elmina castle gave me one of the best pictures of my elmina trip in... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
Weheretohelp
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New York City, New York
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12 Mar 2017
“Inaccessible road”
3 Jan 2017
“The St. Jagi”
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Just Northwest of St George's Castle, Elmina, Ghana
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We were unable to visit so we only took pictures from the Elmina Castle. The road is completely inaccessible. Otherwise this could be an interesting addition to Elmina Castle.

Thank JOHN SEGU Q
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This defensive fort facing the elmina castle gave me one of the best pictures of my elmina trip in Ghana. Although there is nothing on display for visitor but this fort will give you a brief understanding of how the European where defense in thing...More

Thank Weheretohelp
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Fort St Jago was initially a chapel (St George of the Mines Chapel) built by the Portuguese on a hill overlooking Elmina Castle. Unfortunately, after the Dutch were successfully repelled in their attempts to take over the castle, they mounted another attack from the hill,...More

Thank Omoniyi_David
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Also known as Fort Coenraadsburg, it was built in 1652 to protect Elmina Castle from attacks. This is a historic building and well worth taking the time to visit.

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 25 December 2015

Worth the short climb, although not presented well as a historic monument. The admission we paid was probably 'umofficial' . No guide, no displays. Excellent views of the Castle, the historic town , the lGoon and fishing boats.

Thank mcmullanjen
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Not accessible unless paying ceidi to seedy, aggressive outside locals. Okay view but not worth the hassle.

Thank TheresaF677
Reviewed 19 March 2015

Fort St. Jago gives you a picturesque view of Elmina, but there is relatively no tourist infrastructure set up to properly tour the place. Additionally, you feel like you are walking through the living quarters of the caretaker and the family (because you are!) -...More

Thank are_em_you
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Fort St. Jago is just a short walk up the hill from Elmina Castle and definitely worth the walk. From it you can view parts of Elmina not visible from the castle and get a better understanding of its need to protect the castle from...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 15 May 2014

A fabulous fort which has been ruined over time and allowed to decay.Fabulous location overlooking the sea and narrow streets. Rumour was they wanted to convert this historic site into a hotel - thankfully that was stopped, the government now needs to restore it and...More

Thank SurreyGirl27
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Visited the St Jago Fort at the end of April 2014, the building is a bit decadent and with no comparison with Elmina Castle for state of conservation. Still, I suggest a stroll to the top of the hill after visiting the castle to have...More

Thank laurared_l16
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