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Just Good to be there

Fort St Jago was chipped into our after we saw and tour the Elmina castle and my client did not... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
Akua E
Accra, Ghana
It's a pity it isn't better looked after

This fort is situated in Elmina village and quite possibly has a more dominant position on the... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2018
Kevin S
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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28 Sep 2018
“Just Good to be there”
25 Jan 2018
“It's a pity it isn't better looked after”
Just Northwest of St George's Castle, Elmina, Ghana
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Reviewed 28 September 2018

Fort St Jago was chipped into our after we saw and tour the Elmina castle and my client did not regret i suggested the stop over at this Fort.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Akua E
Reviewed 25 January 2018

This fort is situated in Elmina village and quite possibly has a more dominant position on the hilltop overlooking the village than its more famous neighbour Elmina castle. And while we were there a few hundred people, foreigners and locals, visiting Elmina castle, no one...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Staying over there I could imagine the Dutch people controlling from above the village and the Castle below

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank pachijal
Reviewed 2 July 2017

There is a wonderful view from the fort, and I recommend to visit the small streets of Elmina around the fort.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank amimehl
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We were unable to visit so we only took pictures from the Elmina Castle. The road is completely inaccessible. Otherwise this could be an interesting addition to Elmina Castle.

Date of experience: March 2017
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This defensive fort facing the elmina castle gave me one of the best pictures of my elmina trip in Ghana. Although there is nothing on display for visitor but this fort will give you a brief understanding of how the European where defense in thing...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank lovetravelworldwide7
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Fort St Jago was initially a chapel (St George of the Mines Chapel) built by the Portuguese on a hill overlooking Elmina Castle. Unfortunately, after the Dutch were successfully repelled in their attempts to take over the castle, they mounted another attack from the hill,...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Omoniyi_David
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Also known as Fort Coenraadsburg, it was built in 1652 to protect Elmina Castle from attacks. This is a historic building and well worth taking the time to visit.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank RJK57
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Worth the short climb, although not presented well as a historic monument. The admission we paid was probably 'umofficial' . No guide, no displays. Excellent views of the Castle, the historic town , the lGoon and fishing boats.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank mcmullanjen
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Not accessible unless paying ceidi to seedy, aggressive outside locals. Okay view but not worth the hassle.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank TheresaF677
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