The remains of fortified trading-posts, erected between 1482 and 1786, can still be seen along the coast of Ghana between Keta and Beyin. They were links in the trade routes established by the Portuguese in many areas of the world during their era of great maritime exploration.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

11 sites in this World Heritage

  • Fort Good Hope (Fort Goedehoop)
  • Cape Coast Castle
  • Fort Patience (Fort Leysaemhyt)
  • Fort Amsterdam
  • Fort St. Jago (Fort Conraadsburg)
  • Fort Batenstein
  • Fort San Sebastian
  • Fort Metal Cross
  • English Fort (Fort Vrendenburg)
  • Fort Saint Antony
  • Elmina Castle (St. George's Castle/ Fort St. Jorge)

Fort Good Hope (Fort Goedehoop)

Cape Coast Castle

Fort Patience (Fort Leysaemhyt)

Fort Amsterdam

Fort St. Jago (Fort Conraadsburg)

Fort Batenstein

Fort San Sebastian

Fort Metal Cross

English Fort (Fort Vrendenburg)

Fort Saint Antony

Elmina Castle (St. George's Castle/ Fort St. Jorge)

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DATA

Region
Africa
Country
Ghana 
Category
Cultural
Name
Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions
Selection Criteria (?)
(vi)
Year of Registered
1979
Keyword
Castle, Fort and Fortress, Registered in 1979