Cape Coast Castle

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Name:

Cape Coast Castle

Location:

Cape Coast

Address:

Victoria Rd, Cape Coast, Ghana

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SUMMARY

Ghana's Atlantic coast is lined with old forts and castles built by various European powers during the 17th century. Of these, the Cape Coast Castle is one of the largest. It was built in 1653 for the Swedish Africa Company and was originally used as a trading post for the timber and gold industries. It was expanded by the Dutch and the British and served as an important holding station for slaves bound for the Americas. The Cape Coast Castle is now a museum full of information about the history of Ghana, the slave trade ​and local culture. Tours take you through the dungeons and the "door of no return", through which the castle's slaves would once have passed.

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