10/21/2010 08:10 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

10 Terrifying Prisons Turned Tourist Attractions (PHOTOS)

We've all seen "Escape from Alcatraz," "Shawshank Redemption" and "The Count of Monte Cristo," and romanticized about the heroic prison break. Yet real-life prisons like Alcatraz and Chateau d'If have incredibly dark, frightening histories, which are also important to acknowledge and remember.

Here is the Huffington Post's list of 10 of the most notorious prisons in the world that have now turned into museums and tourist attractions (The Bastille in France is conspicuously absent because nothing of the original building remains).

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10 Terrifying Prisons Turned Tourist Attractions