Royal and General Archive of Navarra (Palacio de los Virreyes)
Archive and Palace in Pamplona
The Royal and General Archive of Navarra (AGN) is the archive of the institutions of the Kingdom of Navarra and the province of Navarra, as well as the historical archive of the Administration of the Foral Community of Navarra. It is located in the Palacio de los Reyes de Navarra in Pamplona – Palacio de los Virreyes.
It was King Sancho VI ‘el Sabio’ (the wise), who ordered the construction of the ‘Palacio de los Reyes de Navarra’ (King’s Palace of Navarre) during the 12th century. Unknown to him this would cause centuries of disputes between the clergy and the nobility. Located in the historic area of Pamplona, its original architecture isn’t visible as the Palace was almost been reduced to ruins over time. The little that was left standing has been covered and protected by Rafael Moneo’s distinctive architecture, in order to house the ‘Archivo Real y General de Navarra’, since 2003. Here is where they protect manuscripts, handwritten laws and acts of the ancient courts of Navarre from the 15th to the 19th century, which are collectively known as the “documents of the kingdom”, and are available for scientific purposes or curiosities concerning the region’s history.
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Visiting Royal and General Archive of Navarra (Palacio de los Virreyes)
Tuesday to Friday, from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 18:00 to 20:00. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, from 11:00 to 14:00. Closed Monday.