Osu Castle, Accra

Osu Castle, Accra (must see)

Osu Castle, also known as Fort Christiansborg is a castle on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean's Gulf of Guinea.The first substantial fort was built by the Danish in the 1660s, though the castle has changed hands between Denmark, Portugal, the Akwamu, the British, 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. Osu Castle remains the seat of government in Ghana, employing 2,100 workers. The present castle is made up of various extensions to the original and is thus in an unorthodox shape; additional rooms were built in order to accommodate Queen Elizabeth II's visit in 1961, one year after Ghana became a republic. Osu Castle is not open to the public, and photography of it is restricted.

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Osu Castle on Map

Sight Name: Osu Castle
Sight Location: Accra, Ghana
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Accra Waterfront Walking Tour  

Walking Tours in Accra, Ghana

Create Your Own Walk in Accra

Create Your Own Walk in Accra

Creating your own self-guided walk in Accra is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Accra Waterfront Walking Tour

Accra Waterfront Walking Tour

Accra, the capital of Ghana, sitting on the Gulf of Guinea coast in West Africa, is a charming city renowned for its golden sand beaches and bustling nightlife. Wandering along its coastline, enjoying the Atlantic breeze, you will find alongside many entertainment venues a number of historic sites as well. The most prominent of them, undoubtedly, is the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park commemorating...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km
Central Accra Walk

Central Accra Walk

Accra is one of the most popular destinations in Western Africa. It has a lot of unique attractions to visit. The National Museum will teach you about the history and culture of this city. It also has several well preserved forts dating back to the British colonization period. Shopping at local markets is a great pleasure. Take the following tour to discover the wonderful city of Accra!

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.1 km