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Elmina Castle

Elmina, Ghana
+233 57 668 9142
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See slave history

good tour, good guides, peep into history, Avoid the young men that approach you as you enter or... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2015
chimanu2000
,
Lagos, Nigeria
Striking and sobering!

It had always been a wish to see this museum and what an experience. It was a moving and somber... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2015
Lungi05
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
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“slave trade” (64 reviews)
“castle” (129 reviews)
“history” (106 reviews)
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Elmina, Ghana
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+233 57 668 9142
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Reviewed July 15, 2015

good tour, good guides, peep into history, Avoid the young men that approach you as you enter or leave hassling you for money. Some work needs to be done on the museum and to keep it preserved

Thank chimanu2000
Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

It had always been a wish to see this museum and what an experience. It was a moving and somber moment which allowed for quiet introspection. The storytelling is vivid and so is the scenery. It was truly a memorable experience. What I hated were...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

I visited the Elmina slave dungeon on June 18th. It was a spiritual journey to feel my ancestors' last physical contact with the motherland. It was overwhelming at times as the tour guide shared the barbaric conditions. I was a little confused as to why...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed July 7, 2015

Very powerful and informative tour. I am glad that I was able to come experience this landmark for myself. Tour guide was really good at capturing your attention and stirring emotions.

1  Thank justjen11
Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Very sad to see the conditions the slaves were kept in and the guide gave so much information. Well worth a visit and the market is worth a look.

1  Thank Mizzmiller
Reviewed July 1, 2015

This was a heart wrenching and profound experience. I recommend it highly to deepen anyone's understanding of the cost of capitalism and the American/ European domination of the globe. It's very emotional and graphic, but I would definitely share it with a child. It's their...More

Thank Whitneylovesearth
Reviewed June 22, 2015

Carefully stepping into the hot, sticky, hints of excrement, oppression and anguish shrouded my shoulders. Brilliant white orbs, the spirits of the ancestors hover, and were quite visible in the pictures that I took. I imagined the horrors in the dank , stuffy cellars were...More

2  Thank Macawa
Reviewed June 16, 2015

This was an unforgettable trip. Although we learn about the slave trade in history books, movies and documentaries, it was overwhelming to actually visit the dungeons themselves. I am still haunted by the memories of our visit to Elmina Castle.

1  Thank marie f
Reviewed June 7, 2015

Elmina Castle was a European (Portuguese, Dutch, British) fort that was used as the last stop for enslaved people before they were transported to the New World. My guide was excellent and very knowledgeable.

Thank MARTINKalfatovic
Reviewed June 4, 2015

The tour guide was very knowledgable and answered all our questions. He was also very insightful. The tour was just the right length. There is a cost for admission and a cost to be able to take photos (which I thought was silly and took...More

Thank Michelle Z
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Abena6235
What are the economic advantages of elmina castle
September 8, 2016|
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Response from Mawufemor | Reviewed this property |
Currently, No economic advantages. I doubt income from entrance fee can maintain for castle left alone pay salaries for employees.
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djdavis777
entrance fee?
December 27, 2015|
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Response from The_Schaefers | Reviewed this property |
40 ghc
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djdavis777
What are the charges involved to visit Elmina for a Senior?
December 27, 2015|
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Response from richard709 | Reviewed this property |
The fee is 40 Ghana cedis per adult
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