Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco


If you are going to be in San FranciscoIn addition to visiting the famous Golden Gate or its streets with endless slopes, I totally recommend that you go to Alcatraz, the famous prison used in the 1930s and which was federal prison more or less until the 1960s began, which was when prosecutor Kennedy, brother of the famous JFK, decided to close it for budgetary reasons. One of the most famous prisoners who passed by is Al Capone. It is currently a place of worship and the scene of many films, as well as a place of interest that millions of visitors step on each year.

Going there will take you a little time, since it is on a small island discovered in 1775 and to whom Juan Manuel de Ayala, its discoverer, gave it the name "The Island of the Alcatraces", but without a doubt the trip will deserve the pain. First of all, organize the excursion well. You have to get up early. The ferries to Alcatraz They leave all day from the Fisherman’s Wharf, but it is better to go very early since in the afternoon the waters of the bay are usually a little rough.

Once in Alcatraz prison, organize well the time you have to fully enjoy it. At first glance it will seem small but I assure you that there is much to see and much history to discover within its walls. If lunch is not over yet, take a break to sit down to eat enjoying the spectacular views of San Francisco.

In order not to miss anything, it is best to take the audio guide in Spanish, since although there are guides that explain everything, they speak very quickly to give a lot of information and you may miss many interesting parts. Walking within its walls takes you back to the time when the cells were full and is set with the sounds of yesteryear and that if you are looking at a cell in an empty corridor, it is impressive to hear the bars being lowered. Of course, the Photo camera with the battery fully charged.

Alcatraz FULL TOUR - Island Prison in San Francisco California (January 2021)


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