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Archive of the Kingdom of Galicia – A Coruña

The Archive of the Kingdom of Galicia It is located in A Coruña. It was created in 1764 by the Royal Audience of Galicia, in a neoclassical building in the old town of the Villa of Betanzos It was never used as a file.

At present, the headquarters it occupies, together with the San Carlos Gardens, is from 1955 and fulfills the functions of General Historical Archive of Galicia and of Provincial Historical Archive of A Coruña to collect, guard and disseminate the documentary heritage of Galicia. It was declared Well of Cultural Interest.

In its five floors there are exhibition halls, restoration workshops, bookbinding, consultation rooms and a library. The library It has thematic funds among which you can find manuscripts and incunabula, along with a collection of photographs and the special funds of the Convent of Santa María de Montefaro.

The Archive funds they come from public and private institutions, among which we can highlight the one that belonged to the Royal Audience of Galicia of the old regime, a role that the Superior Court of Justice of Galicia plays today.

The schedule Visiting is from September to June, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and in July and August, from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The access It is free and free with a researcher card or with temporary permission. The activity of the Archive is disseminated through Guided visits.

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