Elmina Castle

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Name:

Elmina Castle

Location:

Elmina

Address:

Elmina, Ghana

Contact:

SUMMARY

Elmina Castle was erected by the Portuguese in 1482 as São Jorge da Mina Castle, also known simply as Mina or Feitoria da Mina in present-day Elmina, Ghana. It was the first trading post built on the Gulf of Guinea, so is the oldest European building in existence south of the Sahara.

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