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“One of my favorite.”
Review of Elmina Castle

Elmina Castle
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Elmina
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The European traders built and occupied many forts along the coast of Ghana in the 15th-17th centuries to protect their trading posts.
Burkesville, Kentucky
Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“One of my favorite.”
Reviewed March 31, 2012

I have taken friends to this castle over eight times. If you are in Ghana and have the time, this is one of the best sites to visit. Great guides, accurate history, and bone chilling reality to the horrors of the slave trade.
Any time of the day is good to make a visit. It is cooler in the morning and late afternoon.

Visited March 2012
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salt lake city, ut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Everybody should see this”
Reviewed March 16, 2012

We went early in the morning and got there before the tour buses, so there were only eight in our group, which was very nice.

Our guide was excellent (although some Americans might have a bit of trouble understanding his accent, even though his English was perfect). He gave a very detailed and thoughtful history and analysis of the castle and its role in the slave trade. He did not blame any one group, but explained the roles that the various Europeans and Africans played in the whole tragic business. It was a very moving experience.

Visited February 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
“More to the place, than just a Castle”
Reviewed March 14, 2012

Its so good to be there, you have to by all means drive through the Elmina township, see daily activities of villagers who are mostly fishermen and fish mongers. and our Tour operators (www.ctbtravelgh.com) who made it possible, that we had the chance to help the fishermen pull out a fishing net of their night catch. It was full of fun, you have to visit some time. CTB World Travel! Thank you very much...

Visited February 2012
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Monterey, CA
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A must see!”
Reviewed February 19, 2012

Great experience to appreciate history and the brutalities of colonialism and slavery.

Visited May 2011
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“GO BACK TO YOUR ROOTS”
Reviewed February 13, 2012

Want to know fast hand info about our ancestors...that is the fast place to visit...

Visited February 2012
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