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Elmina Castle - St George Castle

St. George Castle is a tourist attraction in Ghana's Central Region. This castle, also known as the Elmina Castle, is one of Ghana's most well-known sights. When traveling from Accra to the Central Region, it can be found along the shore. 

It was the first European edifice established in Ghana by the Europeans (particularly the Portuguese) in 1482 for trading in gold and other natural resources. The castle took the Portuguese two years to build, and it was finished in 1486.In the castle enclosure, there was also a church for the officers, traders, and their families to visit as they went about their daily lives, entirely oblivious to the immeasurable human anguish they were intentionally inflicting.

While the castle was originally built for the purpose of trading gold, it later became a focal point in Ghana's slave traffic. Here, slaves were gathered and afterwards sold to their owners. 

When you come here, you will be able to see the physical history of the slave trade in the country as well as the effects it had on the people at the time.

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