The prison on the island of Spike in Ireland is recognized as the best tourist attraction in Europe by the results of the World Travel Awards, reports the Daily Mail. The prison that was nicknamed the Irish Alcatraz bypassed the Roman Colosseum, the Eiffel Tower in Paris and even Buckingham Palace in London. The complex of buildings was laid on this place in the sixth century and initially served as a monastery. In the 18th century, the buildings were converted to accommodate the military garrison, and in the middle of 19-th century they were adapted to keep criminals, who were then planned to be transported to Australia. Just look at these beautiful places!
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