The historical places of Ghana provide an in depth study into the culture and the lifestyle of the people of the country. Open to tourists all the year round, the historical places of Ghana are located in famous landmarks in and round the city.
The most important historical places of Ghana are:
Elmina Castle was built in 1482. It was the first slave castle to be built along the west coast of Africa and also the first permanent structure south of the Sahara built by Europeans. Originally a military factory, it's the first trading post in the Gulf of Guinea built by the Portuguese. One of Ghanaian historical sites, Elmina Fort, or 'Fort São Jorge da Mina' as it is also referred, was elevated to the status of castle because it was the seat of authority for the Portuguese.
|Slave Market of Abonse was an important slave market in the 17th and 18th centuries. This historical place still carries traces of the original market, were slaves were traded with other countries.|
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