The Historical Archive of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau is one of the most important of its kind in the world today, an exceptional collection of documents that reflects much of the history of Catalonia and Barcelona over more than 600 years.
In fact, the importance of the fund was one of the reasons that led UNESCO to accord World Heritage status to Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau.
The Historical Archive currently occupies new premises on the -1 floor and the 4th floor of the west wing of the Administration Pavilion. It has an information service for users, a reprographics service for researchers and an exhibition space displaying selected documents, organised on historical and artistic criteria. It also offers the possibility of arranging group visits to find out more about this major documentary collection.