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At the Stade de France, the Bataclan, in the cafes and restaurants of Paris... on Friday 13th November, terrorists killed and wounded many innocent people. And in doing so, they also aimed also to kill these places that we love, places which represent culture and a spirit of sharing.
We at WorldEventListings share the grief of the friends and families of the victims of the terrorist attacks of 13th November 2015. And we offer our unconditional support to all the cultural venues affected.
Our raison d'être has always been to share cultural information with as many people as possible. We will continue. We will win. Their failure is only a matter of time.

Alcatraz Island

Practical Information

Address
Alcatraz Island
Alcatraz island
94114, San Francisco

UNITED STATES
415 561 4900

Website:
http://www.nps.gov/alca/index.htm


Schedules and Prices
All year long :
    From Thursday to Monday from 08:45 to 20:30
    On Tuesday and the Wednesday from 08:45 to 18:15

Admission prices :
    Full price : 37.25 US$

Category

Building

Subcategory :
Island

Editorial :
Hot spot Tourist destination

Mood :
To learn

Specific Activity :
Historic area

Description

Devil's Island.

Alcatraz Island, discovered in 1775 by Spanish explorer Juan Manuel de Ayala, is known worldwide as the home of a certain prison on the island in San Francisco Bay. In 1868, Alcatraz Fort became used as a detention centre for military prisoners. It was then turned into a defence fort for the island before once again becoming a jail in 1933. This prison provided maximum security against any attempt to escape. Alcatraz became known as "Devil's Island", the prison from which there is no escape. Famous criminals and prisoners have been held there: Al Capone (1934 to 1939), Henri Young, Alvin Karpis, Robert Stroud, George Barnes and Frank Morris, known for his escape in 1962 (he was never found again). Robert Kennedy ordered the closure of the prison in 1963. The island was occupied in 1969 by a group of Indian students who attracted public attention for their demands. Today the island has become a famous symbol of the California area and a top tourist place to visit.

Practical Information

Address
Alcatraz Island
Alcatraz island
94114, San Francisco

UNITED STATES
415 561 4900

Website:
http://www.nps.gov/alca/index.htm


Schedules and Prices
All year long :
    From Thursday to Monday from 08:45 to 20:30
    On Tuesday and the Wednesday from 08:45 to 18:15

Admission prices :
    Full price : 37.25 US$

Category

Building

Subcategory :
Island

Editorial :
Hot spot Tourist destination

Mood :
To learn

Specific Activity :
Historic area