Elmina Castle Cape Coast, Central Region of Ghana

Elmina Castle Cape Coast, Central Region of Ghana

Elmina Castle is in Cape Coast, Central Region of Ghana was built in 1482 by Portuguese as São Jorge da Mina Castle, or Feitoria da Mina. It was the first trading post build on the Gulf of Guinea. And is the oldest European building in existence below the Sahara. First established as a trade settlement, the castle later became one of the most important stops on the route of the Atlantic Slave trade…

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Cape Coast castle, Central Region of Ghana is believed to have been built  around 1610 ( photo below taken by Bob Gibson)  by the slaves.  During the slave trade era, Cape Coast castle served as one of the slave castle, this was where most of the captured slaves were kept locked up in dungeons till they were  shipped to their Europe or America.  Most of the slave mastered lived in the castle..

Cape Coast castle, Central Region of Ghana is believed to have been built  around 1610 ( photo below taken by Bob Gibson) by the slaves.  During the slave trade era, Cape Coast castle served as one of the slave castle, this was where most of the captured slaves were kept locked up in dungeons till they were  shipped to their Europe or America.  Most of the slave mastered lived in the castle..

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The horrific shocking stories of cape coast castle Ghana (African Celebs Team Member)

Anyone wanting to trace their roots or where their ancestors came from must visit some of the Castles and forts in Ghana. There’s so much history to learn and they have documented almost all the slaves names, their journeys and more…. We had the chance to visit one of the historic and symbolic Slave Castles in Cape Coast… see photos below:

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The horrific shocking stories of cape coast castle Ghana (African Celebs Team Member)

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The horrific shocking stories of cape coast castle Ghana (African Celebs Team Member)

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The horrific shocking story of cape coast castle ghana

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The horrific shocking story of cape coast castle ghana -ship of no return

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This door is called ‘The Door of No Return’ This is where all the slaves would leave to enter the waiting ships to be transported to Europe or America, never to see return through that door again, the sad story thousand never reached their unknown destination as they died en-route to either Europe or America and were just thrown overboard heartbreaking but is true….

 

There’s another Castle in Cape Coast, is one of the 40 slaves castles built….watch random clip below