Fort Metal Cross is a historical fort located in Dixcove, a town in the Western Region of Ghana. The fort was built by the British in the 18th century as a trading post for gold and other valuable commodities.
The fort was named after a large metal cross that was erected on the site by the Portuguese in the 15th century, marking their presence in the area. The British took over the fort from the Dutch in 1872, and used it as a base for suppressing the slave trade and enforcing their authority in the region.
Today, Fort Metal Cross is open to visitors as a museum and historical site. Visitors can explore the fort and learn about its history, as well as the wider history of Dixcove and Ghana. The fort is considered a significant tourist attraction in the region, and attracts visitors from around the world.
In addition to its historical significance, Fort Metal Cross is also notable for its location on a hill overlooking the town and the ocean. The fort offers panoramic views of the surrounding area, making it a popular spot for photography and sightseeing. Visitors can also explore the nearby Dixcove fishing village, which is known for its colorful boats and vibrant markets.
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