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Elmina Castle

Elmina Castle


St. George Castle is a tourist site located in the Central Region of Ghana. This castle is one of the well-known landmarks in Ghana, and it is popularly known as the Elmina Castle. It can be found along the coast when driving from Accra to the Central Region.

When the Europeans (specifically Portuguese) came to Ghana, it was the first European structure they built back in the year 1482 for trading in gold and other natural resources. The Portuguese took two years to build the castle, completing it in 1486.

While the castle was initially constructed for trading gold, it later became a central point in the slave trade in Ghana. Enslaved people were gathered here and subsequently sold to their owners.

When you decide to visit this place, you will witness the physical history of the slave trade in the country and the impact it had on the people during that time.