Osu Castle, also known as Fort Christiansborg or simply the Castle, is a castle located in Osu, Accra, Ghana on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean's Gulf of Guinea. The first substantial fort was built by Denmark-Norway in the 1660s, though the castle has changed hands between Denmark-Norway, Portugal, the Akwamu, Britain, and finally post-Independence Ghana, and was rebuilt numerous times. For most of the castle's history, it has been the seat of government in Ghana with some interruptions, the latest when the John Kufuor administration moved the seat of government to Golden Jubilee House after 6 January 2009, which was quickly reversed by the incoming John Atta Mills administration. It also serves as the place where the late president of Ghana John Atta Mills is buried; in a bird sanctuary, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.Put Osu Castle into our Accra driving holiday planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Accra.
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Osu Castle Reviews
Also known as Christianborg Castle, Osu castle was a fascinating place to visit. We learned so much about this place and its history from our tour guide. We learned tat the Danes originally built... more »
A castle with a mixed history of both African slave trade by the Europeans, as well as Ghanaians' leadership/government's seat of power. A castle of dungeons for black slaves, a gate of 'no return... more »
Good place to tour, but security men has been trained as tour guide backup which is very appalling. They don't know Jack about everything.
Place needs to be renovated and maintained. On a more positive side, the food at the canteen is very affordable and nice; the kitchen staff there are nice too.
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