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.