Fort St Jago
Fort St Jago
3.5

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BrockDaBadger
Texas2,477 contributions
Dec 2012 • Solo
The area where Fort St Jago is located was originally an earthen church built on a hill. The conversion of a local tribal chief gave permission to the Portuguese missionary to build the church in the early 1500s. Over one hundred years later, the Dutch captured the hill with the intention to bombard and take Elmina Castle from the Portuguese. One year after capturing Elmina Castle, the Dutch rebuilt the area on Jago hill as a fortified fort and has it remained there ever since.

Referred to as Coenraadsburg, Fort St Jago was also later used as a prison and then as a hospital. Admission was three Cedi (about US$ 1.60) and was empty on the Saturday afternoon I visited except for my taxi driver/tour guide and the attendant. It's a short walk up the hill from Elmina Castle as the road is not suitable for vehicles. Nice views of the town are impressive and you can easily see it in less than an hour.
Written December 30, 2012
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Shimnik
Delft, The Netherlands6,540 contributions
Dec 2018 • Solo
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.
Written January 2, 2019
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born2travelit
Cesena, Italy16,864 contributions
Mar 2014 • Friends
they started to renovate it cos they wanted to turn into a guest house but the works were stopped and this place remains abandoned. they should do something on it.
Written March 15, 2014
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Zam Z
Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana13 contributions
Aug 2013 • Friends
The scenery of the castle, the sea and the fishing harbour were stunning. I must admit we didnt go in because it was lunch time and we were starving! If you got a chance, why not? Make sure to keep your receipt for the Elmina Castle visit though, so that you can get discount on the entrance.
Written August 19, 2013
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Belinda Dei
Accra, Ghana20 contributions
Dec 2021
This place is not really well kept. Almost as if it is abandoned. How ever has a good view of the Elmina township and the seaview.
Written April 11, 2022
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Maria G
Madrid, Spain2 contributions
May 2021
Any guide you see around will tell you the story about this place. I have to say - breathtaking story. Nice view on Elmina and the sea.
Written May 20, 2021
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Akua E
Accra, Ghana34 contributions
Jul 2018 • Business
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.
Written September 28, 2018
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK6,243 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
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 visits St Jago Fort. Which is a pity because it is a substantial structure with great views in all directions. But by being not visited it presumably has no money spent on upkeep so is a bit overgrown and neglected. Sharing the same history of purpose as all Ghana coast forts and castles it is worth a free look while in the village. The access road is broken for vehicles but easy to walk being just a few hundred metres up a steep hill.
Written January 25, 2018
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pachijal
mindo69 contributions
Feb 2017 • Business
Staying over there I could imagine the Dutch people controlling from above the village and the Castle below
Written August 7, 2017
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amimehl
Accra, Ghana59 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
There is a wonderful view from the fort, and I recommend to visit the small streets of Elmina around the fort.
Written July 2, 2017
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