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Elmina Castle, Elmina

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Must see · Castle · Historic Site
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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  • May we never forget what they went through. And may we understand new forms of slavery still persist  more »
  • Interesting visit however as it's visited by lot of tourists from various countries it could be valuable to add some translators for foreigners.  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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