Archivo General de la Administración (Spain)

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(One of the Spanish National Archives. Holds documentation from nineteenth to twentieth century. The documents hold here are primarily of an administrative kind, as they have been produced by the Central Administration of the State, the institutions from Franquism, the Administration of Justice, and some private archives acquired by the Ministry of Culture.)





Puerta Aguadores, 2 28801- Alcalá de Henares (Madrid)





91/ 882-24-35


Schedule & hours

Monday-Friday: 8’30 - 14’30 h. (include information about annual closures)

Working language(s)

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Directions to the archive


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Research procedures


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Permitted and prohibited items

  • Permitted:laptop, phone (mute mode), pencils
  • Prohibited:cameras, scanners, pens, loose papers

Document ordering and delivery

Documents for consultation must be requested through the Archive's computers. You can order 10 documents at a time. You will have to wait from half an hour to one, depending on the affluence of researchers. You can also reserve up to 6 documents for consultation within the next 5 days.

Photocopying, photography, microfilming

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You can order photocopies, microfilms, and photographs by filing the related form. Only the archive staff can reproduce the documentation.

Key individuals

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Researchers can count on lockers and washrooms. Snacks and coffee machines in the entrance to the building. Smoking is prohibited within the building. There's no internet access for laptops, although Archive's computers have internet access.

See also

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