"Elmina, Dutch remains in Ghana" Elmina by Pieter11
Elmina Travel Guide: 53 reviews and 216 photos
Just a few kilometres west from Cape Coast, also in the Central Region, you'll find the town of Elmina. A place with a long colonial history, starting when the Portuguese built a trading base there that they called "El Mina", the mine, because of the never-ending source of resources that they got from there. Later, the Dutch took over the place and they used it as a centre for their brutal slave trade for centuries.
Today the impressive St. George's Castle still is a silent memory to that dark period. One more fort and a picturesque harbour remember of the colonial era. Elmina is an energetic place, and around its harbour there is always a lot of activity with fishermen going in and out all day long.
As far as I've seen the Ghanaian coastline, the beach at Elmina is the most beautiful part there is. At the eastside of... more travel advice
When you are visiting St. George's Castle, you have a big chance of seeing the locals in a conpletely different way.... more travel advice
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