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Elmina Castle, Elmina

Understand the very essence of slave trade at Elmina Castle, a World Heritage Site originally built to organize and protect the gold and slave trade conducted by European settlers of the 15th century. You can tour slave dungeons and the ex-governor's luxury suites with staircases leading to slave quarters below. Built the Portuguese, the castle was the first European slave-trading post in sub-Saharan Africa. Don't miss the canons rusting on the battlements, from which you can also enjoy the view of the ocean. Using our international travel planner, Elmina attractions like Elmina Castle can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The tour guide was amazing and very in depth with knowledge. I wish we wouldn’t take crazy rates from foreigners especially the diaspora as This experience is an even greater deal for them .  more »
  • We had a good guided tour around Elmina Slave Castle. Built in 1482, this was the hub of the Portuguese (1482-1637) and Dutch slave trade (1637-1872) on the Gold Coast. Under the rule of the Dutch...  more »
  • My visit to this castle was very educational and overwhelming. It was more enlightening than what i read in history books, I can't wait to visit again soon and relive the experiences
  • Great place to visit. You can book me for a two day trip to central region and you will like it. The castle is a great place to visit

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