Osu Castles tour (Fort Christiansborg)

Overview

Fort Christiansborg, also known as Osu Castle, is a historic landmark located in Osu, a suburb of Accra, the capital city of Ghana. Originally built by the Danes in the 17th century, the castle has served various purposes throughout its history and has witnessed significant events in Ghana’s past.

What’s in the package

  • Private transportation
  • bottled water
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Guided tour
  • lunch

Tour Highlight

  1. Arrival at Fort Christiansborg: Begin your tour by arriving at the entrance of Fort Christiansborg. Take a moment to appreciate the architectural beauty of the castle before entering.
  2. Courtyard and Outer Buildings: Start exploring the castle by visiting the courtyard and outer buildings. These areas often house various administrative offices and exhibits related to the history of the castle.
  3. Museum: Proceed to the museum inside the castle. The museum showcases a collection of artifacts, historical documents, and artworks that provide insight into the history of Ghana and its colonial past. Take your time to explore the exhibits and learn about the significant events that took place in and around the castle.
  4. The Danish Dungeon: Descend into the Danish Dungeon, which was once used to hold enslaved Africans during the transatlantic slave trade. This powerful and somber space offers a glimpse into the dark history of the castle and its role in the slave trade.
  5. The Christianborg Cross: Move to the Christianborg Cross, an important historical landmark located within the castle. It commemorates the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade and serves as a symbol of remembrance for the victims of slavery.
  6. The Presidential Palace: Explore the area of the castle that currently serves as the official residence and workplace of the President of Ghana. While access to the interior might be restricted, you can still appreciate the exterior architecture and the grandeur of the presidential palace.
  7. Osu Castle Gardens: Conclude your tour by strolling through the beautiful Osu Castle Gardens. Enjoy the serene surroundings, lush greenery, and views of the ocean. This is a great spot to relax and reflect on the historical significance of the castle.

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