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Cannot get inside

If you visit Elmina castle, take half an hour and go to the hill with Fort St Jago. Unfortunately... read more

Reviewed January 2, 2019
Delft, The Netherlands
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Just Good to be there

Fort St Jago was chipped into our after we saw and tour the Elmina castle and my client did not... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2018
Akua E
Accra, Ghana
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  • Terrible4%
Jan 2, 2019
“Cannot get inside ”
Sep 28, 2018
“Just Good to be there”
Just Northwest of St George's Castle, Elmina, Ghana
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Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Akua E
Reviewed January 25, 2018

This fort is situated in Elmina village and quite possibly has a more dominant position on the hilltop overlooking the village than its more famous neighbour Elmina castle. And while we were there a few hundred people, foreigners and locals, visiting Elmina castle, no one...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Kevin S
Reviewed August 7, 2017

Staying over there I could imagine the Dutch people controlling from above the village and the Castle below

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank pachijal
Reviewed July 2, 2017

There is a wonderful view from the fort, and I recommend to visit the small streets of Elmina around the fort.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank amimehl
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

We were unable to visit so we only took pictures from the Elmina Castle. The road is completely inaccessible. Otherwise this could be an interesting addition to Elmina Castle.

Date of experience: March 2017
Reviewed January 3, 2017

This defensive fort facing the elmina castle gave me one of the best pictures of my elmina trip in Ghana. Although there is nothing on display for visitor but this fort will give you a brief understanding of how the European where defense in thing...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Reviewed November 17, 2016

Fort St Jago was initially a chapel (St George of the Mines Chapel) built by the Portuguese on a hill overlooking Elmina Castle. Unfortunately, after the Dutch were successfully repelled in their attempts to take over the castle, they mounted another attack from the hill,...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Niyi_David
Reviewed March 10, 2016

Also known as Fort Coenraadsburg, it was built in 1652 to protect Elmina Castle from attacks. This is a historic building and well worth taking the time to visit.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank RJK57
Reviewed December 24, 2015

Worth the short climb, although not presented well as a historic monument. The admission we paid was probably 'umofficial' . No guide, no displays. Excellent views of the Castle, the historic town , the lGoon and fishing boats.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank mcmullanjen
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