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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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  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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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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"tour guide"
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"fishing town"
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"world heritage site"
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"trading post"
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"interesting visit"
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"sobering experience"
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"human history"
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"gift shop"
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"entrance fee"
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"portuguese"
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"castle"
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"west"
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"governor"
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"coastline"
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is a must see. No matter how many times I've been here, I learn something new every time. The tour guides are fantastic; very detailed and sarcastic. Great views. Next to a fishing and shopping area. The restaurant next door is really good too.

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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This was the second castle we visited. Both moving experiences. The guide was good. Lots of walking. Nice gift shop with beautiful local art work.

Thank Kathy N
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

The place tell you so much. i went there with my four family.if you looking to understand much about the trans-Atlantic slave trade then you cant miss this place. Located in the Heart of Elmina Fishing port pass the Elmina Coconut Bridge house hotel.

Thank Nasir A
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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful but sad attraction . Learning the origins of this castle truly was sad to hear but also made me understand the history of Ghana better and the surrounding areas. The tour was very detailed and efficient . Really enjoyed coming here.

Thank ReviewsByYaa
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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

A looming white structure surrounded by a beautiful lush backdrop of water and greenery which the Slaves that were held captive there for 400 years were unable to enjoy. A historical structure that holds the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade that many countries push...More

Thank Cetinst
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

I toured the Elmina Castle on my own. I was the only person there when I arrived. I figured I would get a good tour since I was the only person around. I was wrong. I felt rushed the whole time and the guide did...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2016

Having traveled 3 hours from Accra I was hoping it would be worth it. When you leave the main road and turn to the sea you will have to crawl along the last 200m as it busy but incredible. When you eventually make it to...More

Thank david h
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

I visited the castle 20 years ago but I had to go again to really understand what really happened less than 200 years ago. The guide was excellent and I remembered a lot from my previous visit. Visiting the holding cells was chilling. The colonial...More

Thank GrahamJubb
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

It is place which reminds we the blacks about how our forefathers suffered in the hands of their colonial masters. This place reminds us a lot about our loved ones and it teaches us many things.

Thank Malonzy72
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

The story told by the tour guide was no news, for someone who has some background knowledge on colonization and the slave trade. The castle is not at all maintained, all you see walking around are empty rooms, as you're accompanied by a description of...More

Thank Valentina M
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Lulu T
18 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
16 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
8 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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