Want to know how the brave new world came into being? Step back a few centuries and visit the Cape Coast Castle in Ghana. Now a museum, Cape Coast Castle is one of the about 40 slave castles or large trading posts built by European traders and colonists.
There is no other country in the world that we know offering such a wide range of attractions; from castles to dense rainforests, museums, beaches, to parks. Now with 16 regions, one can only imagine how many places there are to visit. Ghana has something for everyone, and in this list you will find the top attractions in each region.
Do you want to visit a land with a rich history that would take you back to the 17th century? If yes, then Cape Coast is just the right place for you!
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On a narrow stretch of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the Benya Lagoon lies the enchanting and historical town of Elmina. Full of a mix of remnants of colonial architecture and olden shrines, Elmina is one of the oldest towns in Ghana and an important city in the nation's history.
Uncover Elmina's hidden treasures with BrandElmina. Explore Elmina Castle, Fort St Jago, and the Dutch Cemetery. Experience the vibrant fish market, captivating walking tour, and enchanting mangroves. Climb Roman Hill, visit the fish processing center, and embrace the lively nightlife. Discover Elmina with us.
Edina Bronya is a festival celebrated by the people and chiefs of Elmina in the Central Region of Ghana. It is a native version of the Christmas festival and is celebrated on the first Thursday of January of the new year. Festival also signifies the bond between the Elmina people and the Dutch.
Ghana boasts more UNESCO world heritage sites than any other country in Africa. It hosts 32 historic forts and castles and 13 traditional Ashanti buildings. Another six (6) sites are currently nominated for approval. Most of these sites are castles and forts built by European nations when they first arrived in Ghana.
Fort Victoria was one of a chain of 3 lookout posts built on the hills in the town of Cape Coast around Cape Coast Castle. In 1837 the present Fort Victoria was built on the ruins of its predecessor as a small but strong fort.
Ghana has it all-for travellers of all ages. From mystical swords stuck in the ground to the biggest lake in the world and ancient towns built on water. When traveling with kids to Ghana, there are a few things to keep in mind but we are sure kids will love it!
Built by the Danish as Christianborg Castle in the 1660s, Osu Castle has since then been passed on to many different owners. The castle was used for the trade of slaves and gold but was abandoned after the abolition of slave trading in 1803. In 1902 Christiansborg Castle became the seat of government and serves as the office of Ghana's President.
South of Bolgatanga in the village of Wulugu stands the Zayaa Mosque. It is made of mud but built in a completely different style than any other mud mosque in the region. It is square with a number of levels and looks more like an ancient defence castle than a place of worship. It was built in the 20th century by Sheik Abdul-Karim.
Dive into the captivating history of Elmina Castle, a prominent symbol of Ghana's past. Uncover its dark secrets as a center for the transatlantic slave trade, and marvel at its role in shaping the nation's resilience. From the heartbreaking stories of those who suffered within its walls to the castle's eventual transformation into a beacon of hope, experience the triumph and tragedy that defines Elmina Castle's enduring legacy.
Accra is a city you would not want to miss when going to Ghana. Take a walk through culture and history in Accra!
Explore Ghana's rich history and heritage at Fort Good Hope, a historic fort that was once used for trade and the transatlantic slave trade. Today, the fort has been restored and is open to visitors, offering guided tours in its rooms and dungeons. Show your support for Ghana's cultural preservation efforts and visit Fort Good Hope.