Trip to Elmina Castle

Posted: October 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

One of Ghana’s prides… THE ELMINA CASTLE. Take a look.

Roaming Ambassador

Took a trip to one of the oldest Castles in the country. We were late as usual but it turned out to be a blessing. We arrived just in time for the best sunset.

Elmina Castle is a portuguese Castle built in AD 1482 as São Jorge da Mina Castle, the oldest European building in Sub Saharan Africa.

First established as a trade settlement, the castle later became one of the most important stops on the route of the Atlantic slave trade. The Dutch seized the fort from the Portuguese in 1637, and took over all the Portuguese Gold Coast in 1642. The slave trade continued under the Dutch until 1814; in 1872 the Dutch Gold Coast, including the fort, became a possession of the British Empire.

The castle is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Here are some of the pictures;

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