Want to know how the brave new world came into being? Step back a few centuries and visit the Cape Coast Castle in Ghana. Now a museum, Cape Coast Castle is one of the about 40 slave castles or large trading posts built by European traders and colonists.
Kolossi Castle - the former Crusader stronghold is located in the village of Kolossi. The initial construction, a fortress was built in the 13th century. The current castle was built on top of it in the 15th century. The castle belonged to the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem but in the 14th century it was overtaken by Knights Templar.
Limassol Medieval Castle in the center of Limassol old town was constructed in the 13th century and it is said to have been built on the site where Richard the Lionheart married Berengaria of Navarre and crowned her Queen of England in 1191. Until 1950, the castle's basement was used as a prison but has now been converted into a museum.