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Address: Elmina, Ghana

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A Gem!

If you visit Ghana, this is a must see location. It's educational for those who are interested in history...slave trade. The scene is simply beautiful especially around 6:30 pm... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2014
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The Elmina Lagoon is now blocked off by tin walls because of the construction of a new bridge, this significantly takes away from the view of the Lagoon and the fishing boats that used to be quite vibrant. The parts of the Lagoon you can view from ground level are just dirty and polluted.

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Good experience , but can get very busy with children. The rope walkways are well built but need some maintenance. Different cost for white people , locals pay a lot less. 50cedi - expensive ! A big trek to get there though on very bad roads .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

If you visit Ghana, this is a must see location. It's educational for those who are interested in history...slave trade. The scene is simply beautiful especially around 6:30 pm. The people are very friendly.I think that's why I loved Ghana, hospitality was amazing everywhere I went.

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California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

This is a place to come for history seekers! We brought our children to continue their lessons of history not taught in schools! Learning about the goings on from our guide helped to explain why so many Africans welcomed us home!

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Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

What a great experience, walking on the bridge and see the lagoon full of fishermen boats. Simply stunning. Another strong reason to visit Elmina town.

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Lodz, Poland
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150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

it is one of the best place to see and discover in Ghana. Even though it is just next to the Elmina Castle - turist attraction that stays empty and dead - lagoon is like a volcano of energy. Don't miss a walk along the beach covered with boats and harbor. Great place to take photos but be careful as... More 

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Scotland
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53 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

One of the best bits of a holiday in Ghana is just watching everyday life – and it doesn’t come more interesting than standing on the little bridge in the early morning watching the fishing canoes coming in with their overnight catch and landing their fish at the fish market on the quayside. The canoes all have outboard motors and... More 

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Sharpsburg, Maryland
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

The harbor, with its hundreds of colorful fishing boats provides an endless supply of subjects to photograph. The town is bustling and the fish market is an event well worth the effort. I do not know if the fish market is open every morning, but it was open early (8:00) on Monday morning when I was there. The fishermen came... More 

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salt lake city, ut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

We stayed in the Coconut Grove Bridge Hotel, so we had an excellent view from our window (and later from the terrace as we ate breakfast) of the fishing boats coming in and the market. It was a beautiful, fascinating sight, with women arriving early and setting up food stands, dozens of men waiting perched on the bridge for the... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2011

Elmina Lagoon provides the pulse of the fishing village that surrounds it. The place reminded me of Jerusalem’s Old City or Kumasi’s Kejetia Market: an overflow of activity as people go about their daily routine, in this case setting out to sea to catch fish in a wide array of colorful boats. It is an interesting experience walking through the... More 

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Address: Address: Elmina, Ghana
Location: Africa  >  Ghana  >  Central Region  >  Elmina

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