The castles in Ghana were the first European fortifications of Sub-Saharan
Africa, and they have passed hands many times.
Although castles in Ghana were built originally for defensive purposes,
today they stand as a living testimony of the slave trade.
Two of the most well known castles of Ghana, the Elmina Castle and the Cape Coast Castle were used for the slave trade for
centuries. Today, both of these castles were turned into museums and guided tours are
available when visiting them.