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Alcatraz, a legendary place in San Francisco


The island of Alcatraz and its history goes hand by hand. This island became an important fortress to defend the port and military prison during the American Civil War and it was not until 1934 when it became officially a prison, until it closed in 1963.

Many were prisoners who tried to escape from the big rock, but only three persons got it in 1962: Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin, and not one know anything about them anymore.

Alcatraz is now home to rare flowers and plants, as well as place of shelter and nesting seabirds. This island is accessible by boat, a fifteen minutes traveling . This is one of the most tourists visited places in San Francisco.

To every visitor, a guide is giving in your own language, so they can visit and know all the ins and outs of the prison. These different guides are narrated by four workers who were at Alcatraz as officers and prisoners.

The jail has visiting sites or rooms such as the dining room; the small cells, playground and library, and can even visit the punishment cells where prisoners were isolated in total darkness. One of the most famous prisoners was probably, Al Capone.

The visit to Alcatraz will be unforgettable, not only for the chance to see the world’s most famous prison, but also for its fantastic views of the Bay of San Francisco. Nor can we forget that it has been the scene of such films as “The Rock” by Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage.

Visit prices vary according to age, although they hover between 16 and 26 dollars and will be cheaper if you make your ebooking also for your hotel.

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Alcatraz, a legendary place in San Francisco
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