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El Mina town started life as a fishing village way back in the 13th century, and was producing salt as long ago as 700 years. Life still goes on pretty much in the same way today.
The name is derived from the Portuguese title for the whole stretch of coastline: Da Costa de el Mina de Ouro which means “the Coast of Gold Mines”. Other sources suggest the name comes from the Arabic word for ‘harbour’ – el mina.
The Dutch Cemetery was inaugurated in 1802 but wasn’t moved to this place at the bottom of St Joseph’s Hill until 1806. more travel advice
In 1637, the Dutch dragged a cannon to the top of San Jago Hill and bombarded St George’s Castle, then in the hands of... more travel advice
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