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Address: Elmina, Ghana
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experience the daily life

a good place to monitor the daily life of the local fishermen and sailors. good eateries around. no entrance fee

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2015
Reiseonkel918273
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Wurzburg, Germany
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Nairobi, Kenya
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41 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Beautiful view from the limited space that is currently accessible. Construction of a bridge has cramped part of the area. So many pretty boats or dhows with all manner of names!

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Wurzburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

a good place to monitor the daily life of the local fishermen and sailors. good eateries around. no entrance fee

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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Julie W
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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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Thank Rania B
California
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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
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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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225 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 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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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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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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