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Fort St. Jago, Elmina

#10 of 15 in Things to do in Central Region
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Explore the corridors and embattlements of Fort St. Jago, a historic structure built by the Dutch to protect their gold and slave trade. Perched on a hill opposite Elmina Castle, the structure remains one of the area's most striking and historically significant landmarks, dating back to the 18th century. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Fort St. Jago and many more Elmina attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Elmina trip builder app.
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  • If you visit Elmina castle, take half an hour and go to the hill with Fort St Jago. Unfortunately, you cannot get inside but you will see the fishermen village and lagoon from above.  more »
  • Fort St Jago was chipped into our after we saw and tour the Elmina castle and my client did not regret i suggested the stop over at this Fort.  more »
  • Nice place to enjoy
  • Fort Coenraadsburg also known as Fort São Tiago da Mina, located right across Elmina or George's Castle, is a fort built in 1652. It was built on the site of a fortified chapel, St. Jago, that the Portuguese had built but which was burned by the Dutch in 1637. This building is less visited than the Elmina Castle, but the view of the Elmina bay and Castle, from here is spectacular. Great photography point. The building itself is not well preserved but it still gives a sense of the construction of the time. Worth visiting if you are already visiting Elmina slave castle.

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