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Address: Elmina, Ghana

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Be careful with your Camera!

Elmina is a big, lively coastal town with lots of traditional fishing boats and trader stalls - well worth seeing! The locals can get quite aggressive if you just walk up and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 March 2016
Richard K
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Limerick, Ireland
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Lagos State, Nigeria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lagoon is filled with lots of fishing pirogues as the fishermen are either getting set to go on an expedition, or returning from one. You can see some washing their nets, etc.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

friendly people of Elmina always welcome traveler. take a walk by the beach to meet the local fiserman in the town of elmina. lovely town a picturesque place to visit.

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

Elmina is a big, lively coastal town with lots of traditional fishing boats and trader stalls - well worth seeing! The locals can get quite aggressive if you just walk up and start taking photos of them. However, if you approach with care and respect, show them your camera and let them decide if they are OK with you taking... More 

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Thank Richard K
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Beautiful view from the limited space that is currently accessible. Construction of a bridge has cramped part of the area. So many pretty boats or dhows with all manner of names!

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Wurzburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

a good place to monitor the daily life of the local fishermen and sailors. good eateries around. no entrance fee

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Thank Reiseonkel918273
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

The Elmina Lagoon is now blocked off by tin walls because of the construction of a new bridge, this significantly takes away from the view of the Lagoon and the fishing boats that used to be quite vibrant. The parts of the Lagoon you can view from ground level are just dirty and polluted.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

Good experience , but can get very busy with children. The rope walkways are well built but need some maintenance. Different cost for white people , locals pay a lot less. 50cedi - expensive ! A big trek to get there though on very bad roads .

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Thank Julie W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2014

If you visit Ghana, this is a must see location. It's educational for those who are interested in history...slave trade. The scene is simply beautiful especially around 6:30 pm. The people are very friendly.I think that's why I loved Ghana, hospitality was amazing everywhere I went.

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

This is a place to come for history seekers! We brought our children to continue their lessons of history not taught in schools! Learning about the goings on from our guide helped to explain why so many Africans welcomed us home!

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Thank msladyjae
Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

What a great experience, walking on the bridge and see the lagoon full of fishermen boats. Simply stunning. Another strong reason to visit Elmina town.

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