Elmina Castle & Fort St. Jago
“Elmina Castle and Fort St. Jago are significant historical sites”
Elmina Castle and Fort St. Jago
Elmina Castle and Fort St. Jago are two UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in Elmina, Ghana. The castle was built in 1482 by the Portuguese and is the oldest European building in sub-Saharan Africa. Fort St. Jago was built in 1652 by the Dutch and is located on a hill overlooking Elmina Castle.
The two forts are significant historical sites that played a major role in the transatlantic slave trade. Millions of Africans were enslaved and shipped from Elmina Castle to the Americas. The forts are also a reminder of the resilience and strength of the African people.
Today, Elmina Castle and Fort St. Jago are popular tourist destinations. Visitors can learn about the history of the transatlantic slave trade and the resilience of the African people. The forts are also a popular location for weddings and other events.