The infamous federal penitentiary is what made Alcatraz Island famous all over the world. Acquired by the USA government in 1933 due to its isolated and inescapable location, in this island were imprisoned some of the most dangerous criminals of all time. Today you can visit the prison and know its history.
In its nearly 30 years of activity, from August 1934 to March 1963, none of the prisoners being held in Alcatraz has ever been able to escape. This prison became famous for the VIPs being locked up in there, like the legendary Al Capone, and for the extremely violent methods used towards the prisoners. Whether you're interested in this prison's history or fond of nature, Alcatraz Island will give you what you need: guided tours through the places and jails that hosted the most famous gangsters of American history as well as seabirds colonies living on this island.