Artistic Side of Accra

Artistic Side of Industrious Accra: Guided Half-Day Tour

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Duration
3 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
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Live Guide
English

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What You'll Do
  • Witness the talented craftspeople of Accra in action
  • See how leather shoes are made by hand
  • Learn how to make bread in a local bakery
  • Witness fish mongers hauling in their daily catch
  • See how scrap metal is recycled into useful goods
  • See the elaborate coffins carved to take people into the afterlife in style
Overview
Get under the skin of Ghana’s crafty, commercial community on this 4-hour tour through the local industries of Accra. See shoe-makers create leather wonders, bakers at work with their trusty clay ovens and artisans working with tin and bronze.
What to Expect
Get up close to the artistic side of Accra on this cultural Accra tour that delves into the local industries that thrive within the community. Join a knowledgeable local guide in Old Accra and get acquainted with the manufacturing industry that is so very important to the local community.

Start in the historical area of Ga-Mashie and visit a local shoemaker that turns local leather (produced in the north) into footwear that lasts. Next up on this Accra walking tour, spend some time in a traditional bakery, learning firsthand from a baker how crusty bread is baked using a clay oven.

Then, head to the harbour at Ngleshie (Jamestown) to see fishmongers in action. While here, watch the local fishermen cast and haul in nets, listen to their traditional songs, see them drag their boats in for the day and bargain for the catch — it’s a simple, yet profound way to experience the true essence of Ghana’s coastal community.

From there, you'll find out how Accra’s scrap metal is recycled and given a new life at a local factory. As Accra transitions into a modern, industrial city, much waste metal has been made available for use. Here, local factories turn scrap metal into everything from cooking pots to ornaments and art pieces. See this invaluable trade in action, and marvel at how one person’s trash can really be turned into another person’s treasure!

Next, your Accra tour will take you to see bronze and tin craftsmen hard at work, where you can marvel at their talent and artistry. Finally, finish it up with a short trek down the coast. We’ll catch a car to the east to see the workshop and showroom of a world-famous coffin carver who makes magically shaped caskets for the much-celebrated funeral industry in Ghana. From there, your tour will end back in Old Accra.
What's Included
  • Services of an English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to attractions
What's Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Meeting Point

This tour is held daily. Meet your guide in front of Palladium Cinema Hall (opposite the Asafoatse Nettey Methodist Church) in Old Accra at 10:00 AM. (Open in Google Maps)

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