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September 19-23: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

From September 27: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.Salto de línea

ACA,CANCILLERÍA,Registros,NÚM.1748, f. 121v

Documents for the History of Europe

Letter about a classical Greek translator (1384)

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Signs, seals and signatures of the queens of the Crown of Aragon

Virtual exhibition

Signs, seals and signatures of the queens of the Crown of Aragon

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Viceroys' Palace

Visits to the Viceroys' Palace

Monday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Image of Mercè Costa

Maria Mercè Costa i Paretas (1923-2020)

Director of the Archive of the Crown of Aragon (1983-1988)Salto de línea

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Germanies of the Kingdom of Mallorca (1523)

Documents for the History of Europe

Social conflict in 16th century Europe

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IWD 2022 Break the bias

International Women's Day 2022

Three Valencian healers from 1645

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John H. Elliott (1954)

RIP John H. Elliott

(1930-2022)

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Knights in single combat

Documents for the History of Europe

The Bordeaux Challenge (1283)

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Fountain in the courtyard of the ACA with the dancing egg

Ou com balla in the Palace of the Viceroys

Originating in the religious festival of Corpus Christi, the tradition of the dancing eggs returns to the courtyard of the Archive of the Crown of Aragon (June 16-19, 2022)

International Archives Day 2022 theme logo

International Archives Day at the ACA

On June 9, the ACA offers an open day at its headquarters in the Viceroys' Palace, with guided tours by archivists in Spanish, Catalan and English (at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.), and the projection of audiovisuals of the archive and its activities (Act Hall, free admission, between 10:00 and 14:30)

Medieval portolan chart

Documents for the History of Europe

On June 1, 1283, Charles of Anjou and Peter the Great of Aragon had challenged each other to a duel in Bordeaux over the future of the kingdom of Sicily. The letter that we present is the one that the Aragonese king wrote to one of his knights before the trip

Exhibition "The Lyceum in the documents of the Archive of the Crown of Aragon"

Commemorative exhibition of the 175 years of the Lyceum

On the 175th anniversary of the Gran Teatro del Liceo in Barcelona, ​​the ACA joins the exhibition "Museums and Liceo: a shared history"(https://liceualsmuseus.cat/es), and presents a sample of documents that it keeps among its collections in relation to the operatic coliseum. From March 15 in the lobby of the Almogávares headquarters

John H. Elliott (1954)

RIP John H. Elliott (1930-2022)

The ACA joins in condolences for the death of the distinguished British Hispanist, a researcher in this archive since 1954. We paid tribute to him in 2018 during the center's 700th anniversary celebrations. On that occasion he offered a keynote lecture on the craft of History

IWD 2022 Break the bias

International Women's Day 2022

The ACA remembers women who made an effort to practice their profession legally and paid in the 17th century, requesting permission to cure, and recognition of their knowledge and medical skills

Documents for the History of Europe

Documents for the History of Europe

Letter about a classical Greek translator from the future King Juan I of Aragon to Juan Fernández de Heredia, Grand Master of Rhodes, who was, and with him the Crown of Aragon, one of the links that allowed the knowledge of Antiquity to be transmitted to the present day.

Medieval portulan

Documents for the History of Europe

We celebrate International Archives Day 2020 by publishing a document on the revolt of the "Germanías" and the social unrest in Europe in the first third of the 16th century.

Sancha of Castile (1154-1206)

The signs of the queens in the Crown of Aragon

The ACA offers a sample of the documentary validations of the queens of the Crown, from Petronilla to Germaine of Foix, to make visible their institutional and public role.

Archives of the Crown of Aragon

Appointment of members of the Board of the Archives of the Crown of Aragon

The BOE of April 15, 2019 publishes the Order CUD / 433/2019, of April 5, by which members of the Board of the Archives of the Crown of Aragon are appointed

Liber feudorum maior

Study of the Liber feudorum maior manuscript

The report of the analysis carried out by the Department of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Chemistry of the University of Barcelona in collaboration with the Archives of the Crown of Aragón is presented

ACA (1318-2018)

Centenary of the Archives of the Crown of Aragon

In the centenary of its creation, the ACA (1318-2018) restores and publishes online the founding charter of the time of James II

ACA (1318-2018)

Centenary of the Archives of the Crown of Aragon

Enjoy the commemorative audiovisuals of the centenary. Meet Marina and discover the jewels in the archives

ACA (1318-2018)

Centenary of the Archives of the Crown of Aragon

The Archives of the Crown of Aragon presents a collection of 347 letters of condolences or death announcements, edited by the Institución Fernando el Católico, in the context of the celebrations for its seventh centenary.

European Heritage Label

Multilingual Citizen's Charters

Citizen’s Charters in French, English, Italian and Portuguese are offered by the ACA from now to its European visitors. The European Heritage is multilingual

Codex Calixtinus of the ACA

UNESCO Memory of the World Register

The program "Memory of the World" has accepted the joint candidacy of the various Codex Calixtinus preserved in the Iberian Peninsula, among other centers, in the Archives of the Crown of Aragon in its register of documents.

Commentary on the Apocalypse fragment

UNESCO Memory of the World Register

The Archives of the Crown of Aragon has had an early 12th century excerpt from the 3rd Book of the Commentary on the Apocalypse by Beatus of Liébana included in the Memory of the World Register.

European Heritage Label

European Heritage Label

The Archives of the Crown of Aragon has been awarded the European Heritage Label. On the 10th of March 2016, the European Commission published the list of heritage sites that have achieved this recognition.

UNESCO Memory of the World

UNESCO Memory of the World Register

The Memory of the World Programme has included the Capitulations of Santa Fe held at the Archives of the Crown of Aragon in its register of documents.

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C/ Comtes, 2 (Palacio de los Virreyes o Palau del Lloctinent)

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C/ Almogàvers, 77Salto de línea 08018 Barcelona

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Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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C / Almogàvers, 77. Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Information:Salto de línea C/ Almogàvers, 77 y C/ Comtes, 2. Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Holidays 2022:

January: 6. April: 15 and 18. June: 6 and 24. August: 15. September: 24 and 26. October: 12. November: 1. December: 6, 8 and 26.

Palau del Lloctinent:Salto de línea C/ Comtes, 2. Monday - Sunday,10 a.m. - 19 p.m. Closed on December, 24, 25 and 31 and January, 1.

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