Alkaryar Island sometimes called Alcatraz or the Rock is a small island located in the middle of San Francisco Bay. The island located at California state in United States. This island used to be a lighthouse fortress of the Army. Alcatraz Island used to be the prison but when prison was shut down due to high operating costs, the island was occupied for almost two years starting in 1969 by a group of Native-American activists. As the historic Alcatraz Island was also the site of a U.S. military prison from the late 1850s to 1933. Until today Alkatras became a tourist attraction.
It is currently one of the famous tourist attractions. Below there is a cinema, bookstore for those interested in studying the history of various stories. You can buy souvenirs to support and preserve this prison. While also being able to sleep over night. In addition, the story of Cook Alcatraz has also been made into many famous movies and series, such as Escape from Alcatraz.
How to get there:
- Use Cruises ferry (Alcatraz Cruises – Pier 33) to get to island. They are located on The Embarcadero near the intersection of Bay Street – just a bit south east of Fisherman’s Wharf.