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Historical Archive

With more than 600 years of existence, the Historical Archive of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau is one of the most important hospital archives preserved today. Chronologically, it spans from the 15th to the 21st centuries, although it also preserves earlier documents. Its characteristics (antiqueness, uninterrupted custody) make it essential for studying the history of Catalonia and the city of Barcelona.

Historical Archive

The earliest record of the existence of an archivist at the Hospital dates from 1596. Nevertheless, an inscription from the fifteenth century remains on the Caritat staircase of the old Hospital de la Santa Creu, which reads ‘Rational e Archiu del Hospital’ indicating the old entrance to the Archives.

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The Collection

In terms of chronology, the materials conserved in the Archive range from the thirteenth to the twentieth centuries. They are fully classified in record series and described in catalogs by item. Documentation produced by the Hospital itself throughout its history include the hospitals prior to the founding of Santa Creu and its related institutions.

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Opening hours and contact

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