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Ghana Castle, Elmina, Ghana  In 1482, the Portuguese built the Elmina, a.k.a. St. George of the Mine Castle on the Gold Coast. The castle was the first ever trading post constructed on the Gulf of Guinea. Later, the castle transformed from being a trading settlement to an important station in the course of the Atlantic slave trade.

Palaces and castles exemplify the richness and might of the people. This Buzzle article brings to you a list of some of the most magnificent and amazing palaces and castles around the world.

Cape Coast Castle (Ghana) built by Swedish traders for trade in timber and gold. Later the structure was used in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Also known as the door of no return.

Come 2 Ghana - Cape Coast grew around Cape Coast Castle, now a World Heritage Site. It was converted to a castle by the Dutch in then expanded by the Swedes in 1652 and captured by the British in is situated 165 km west of Accra on the Gulf of Guinea.

Ghana - Could be Elmina.  There are about 28 castles along the coast of Ghana, most of them west of the capital city,Accra. Then in far west Africa, off the coast of Senegal is Goree Island. Another stands along the Gambia River in Gambia, also in West Africa.

Along the coast of Africa stand about 30 grim castles, remains from the Trans-Atlantic Slave trade. Doug Henderson and Greg Merrell are working to document those castles.

Beautiful nature in Ghana

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10 Amazing Things to Do in Ghana – Travel and Places

If you are looking for a beach adventure during your trip to Ghana, consider the coastal village of Busua. This community features great seafood restaurant and a popular surfing scene. In fact, the beaches run for about nine miles west to Cape Three Point

Coffins from Ghana

SHUNNING the traditional idea of a sorrow-filled funeral when saying goodbye to loved ones, a West African tribe has taken to doing the complete opposite - and having a full-blown celebration instead.