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The town with the dark history

Cape Coast is located about 150 km west of Accra, along the coast. Unfortunately, the town is most famous for its dark history – that of the slave trade. Most tourists come here to visit Cape Coast Castle, and to learn about the slave trade. There were a couple of local school groups in the castle too when we were there.

Cape Coast (which is the name of the town of about 300,000 people, not just the coastline) was the administrative capital of the Gold Coast until 1877.

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  • Intro Updated Jan 8, 2007
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  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2007 at 12:43 AM

    Still, the museum and the boats look very interesting ! Wonderful photos, Grete, you are able to capture just THESE moments :-))

  • Vulindlela's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2007 at 2:52 PM

    I am a list person, LOL! Wow, your photos are amazing!

  • jelw's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2007 at 4:14 AM

    Ah, your photos of the fishing boats are fantastic! (You must have a good camera...;-0 wink wink) You are amazingly talented. Once again fabulous tips and a true artists eye and ability.

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Jan 18, 2007 at 9:04 AM

    Spandex swim wear is a modern invention. Either in the buff or fully clothed while washing clothes at same time. In Malaysia, the local sarong is useful for this purpose.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2007 at 4:56 AM

    Must be similar to Holocaust museums; something we all need to see and remember. Excellent information. Fascinating how the people swim fully clothed.

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2007 at 10:33 AM

    Very interesting insight to times past. Not a pleasant thought, being down in the dungeons.


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