Kente weaving in Ghana

The Elmina Castle

Built by the Portuguese in 1482 as São Jorge da Mina (St. George of the Mine) because of its strategic location for trade. It is a well preserved castle, the oldest European built structure in black Africa  with an incredible history and famous for its pivotal role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Take an optional walk through the Elmina township and market to view some homes built in colonial style and also to experience the lifestyle of the Fantis.