Alcatraz is a famous island located in the San Francisco Bay, California. Translated from Spanish Alcatraz (Alcatraz) means “Pelican”. The island also has another name – the Rock (The Rock), which he received thanks to the eponymous film by Michael Bay 1996.

Alcatraz is in the top favorite tourist attractions of this port city. Perhaps this place is so attractive due to its interesting, but pretty grim story. Alcatraz is never empty. Travelers from all over the globe come to the island to personally see the place, “glorified” in many movies, television, literature and even music.

The history of the island
The first in San Francisco Bay came by a Spaniard named Juan Manuel de Ayala. It happened in 1775, and at the same time, he and his team made a map of the Bay. One of the three Islands, which today has the name of Yerba Buena was named La Isla de los Alcatraces. Perhaps it meant “Pelican Island”, however this is only an assumption. The fact that there is not mixing birds of this species. Continue reading