View from Alcatraz Island, California

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Historic Attraction with a View: Alcatraz

Alcatraz or The Rock is the island located in the San Francisco Bay and today one of the major tourist attractions of San Francisco. To have a look from San Francisco on the island, situated in the middle of the beautiful bay, was more beautiful, around the islands were made the embankments of the land brought from the Angelic islands where the prisoners planted a variety of flowers and shrubs! No one has ever managed to escape from Alcatraz, although for the five remaining missing fugitives it is assumed that they have drowned during the flight.

To see how Al Capone, “Machine Gun” Kelly, Robert Stroud (aka The Birdman of Alcatraz), and 1,573 other inmates lived during the 29 years before Alcatraz is closed.

What You’ll See: Alcatraz, nicknamed “the Rock,” is a 22-acre island in the middle of San Francisco Bay, so you’ll pretty much see it all.

How To Enjoy It: Take time to savor a multitude of views: the island itself on your ferry ride over from Pier 33, the Golden Gate Bridge from the dismal recreation yard, and the city skyline from the yards and paths surrounding the Cell House.

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