Elmina Things to Do

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    View at Elmina and Fort St Jago

    by sachara Updated Aug 24, 2003

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    If you make a walk around the town, there are some beautifull views at the town, the lifely lagoon and the Fort St Jago uphill.
    Best time for a walk early is in the morning or late in the afternoon, when the sun is less burning.

    Elmina, view at Fort St Jago
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    Elmina, lagoon

    by sachara Updated Aug 24, 2003

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    Opposite the castle in the lagoon, it is very lifely with boats, especially when the fishermen return from sea with the catch of the day.
    At that time your can stand here for a long time to see what's going on.

    Elmina, lagoon
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    Elmina, fish landing place

    by sachara Updated Aug 24, 2003

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    Opposite of the entrance of the castle is a lifely fish landing place of Elmina. Here the fishermen bring the catch of the day.
    I like it a lot to walk there and have a look at this landing place and the work of the fishermen.

    Elmina, fish landing place
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    Elmina, st George's castle, dutch tomb stone

    by sachara Updated Aug 24, 2003

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    In the courtyard between the two big stairs is a dutch tombstone with an epitaph.

    ''vanveeremitscadersBewindhebberDerWestIndischeCompagnie ..." died at the 12th march 1758 at the age of 41.
    That is what we could read.

    Dutch tombstone
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    Elmina, St George's castle, courtyard

    by sachara Updated Aug 24, 2003

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    The St George's castle has a spacious great courtyard. At the left side of the building are the governor's apartments.
    In the middle two broad staircases lead up to a terrace and a loggia for overlooking the court.

    St George, the courtyard
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    Visit the castle St George

    by sachara Updated Jul 9, 2003

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    The castle St George stands between the ocean and the lagoon. The castle is rather imposing.

    The castle is open every day.
    The entrance fee includes a guide, who explains what the Portuguese, the Dutch and the English have done in Elmina.

    Elmina, castle St George
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    The beach of Elmina

    by georeiser Written Dec 29, 2010

    Ghana has one of its most beautiful beaches around the small fishing village Elmina. The sunset is beautiful, and the seashore view with the majestic castle in the background is great.

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    Dutch Cemetery

    by grets Written Jan 8, 2007

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    The Dutch Cemetery was inaugurated in 1802 but wasn’t moved to this place at the bottom of St Joseph’s Hill until 1806.

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    Asafo Shrine

    by grets Written Jan 8, 2007

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    Number Two Shrine consists of life-sized carvings of people surrounded by two aeroplanes, and is one of several posuban shrines in Elmina.

    Asafo shrine
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    St George's Castle - Women's Quarters # 2

    by grets Written Jan 8, 2007

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    The water reservoir would hold 90,000 litres of rainwater – the only supply of fresh water the women would have access to. They would use this for washing, drinking and cooking.

    Water reservoir in women's quarters
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    Elmina, walking around

    by sachara Updated Aug 24, 2003

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    It is nice to walk around in Elmina. You can to visit the market and the small shops, to do some small shopping.
    And it is very easy to chat with the friendly and hospitable local people.

    Elmina, centre

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    Elmina, colourfull boats

    by sachara Updated Aug 24, 2003

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    The lagoon of Elmina is always crowded with fishing boats. It's very scenic.
    What I like most, are the different bright colours of the fishing boats.

    Fishingboats in the lagoon of Elmina
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    Entrance of the castle St George

    by sachara Updated Aug 24, 2003

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    A draw-bridge and a stone bridge cross the double moat around the castle and lead to the entrance of the castle.
    Above the gate through thick walls hangs a shield with a lion.

    Entrance of the castle St George
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