Robben Island was used at various times between the 17th and 20th centuries as a prison, a hospital for socially unacceptable groups and a military base. Its buildings, particularly those of the late 20th century such as the maximum security prison for political prisoners, witness the triumph of democracy and freedom over oppression and racism.
Why should you visit Robben island?
The buildings of Robben Island bear eloquent testimony to its sombre history. Robben Island and its prison buildings symbolize the triumph of the human spirit, of freedom, and of democracy over oppression. Year of Inscription: 1999 Add world heritage to your travel plans – plan to visit Robben Island! Sign up on GoUNESCO to get travel advice, tips, partners and help with traveling to Robben Island.https://www.gounesco.com/heritage/sites/robben-island/https://s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/gounesco.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/27115309/Robben-Island-4.jpghttps://s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/gounesco.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/27115309/Robben-Island-4-150x150.jpg