Elmina Township Tour
Elmina is the first European settlement in West Africa. It was Portugal’s West African headquarters for trade and exploitation of African wealth. The location of Elmina made it a significant site for
reprovisioning ships headed south towards the Cape of Good Hope on their way to India.
After years of Portuguese wealth on the Elmina Coast, the Dutch learned of the profitable activity taking place leading colonial war among European powers resulting in considerable damage to this well-built colonial town.
Visit the town of Elmina, the only one on the coast which is built with stone and a home to Fort Coenraadsburg on St. Jago Hill, built by the Portuguese in 1555 under the name Forte de Santiago and
the St. George Castle.
This castle has justly become famous for beauty and strength, having no equal on all the coasts of Guinea. Discover some archeological remains of this old town.
Other attractions you will find interesting include the Dutch Cemetery and the Elmina Java Museum. A tour around this historical town will offer you in depth knowledge about the economic and socio-cultural and historic information aspect of Elmina.
Locate Elmina 12km west of Cape Coast along Accra-Cape Coast-Takoradi high way. There are number of taxis that run cape coast to Elmina. Board trotro, metro bus or STC from any of the regional capitals bound for Cape Coast or Takoradi to Elmina.