The Community of Madrid opens a space for learning about history through the collections of regional archives

The Community of Madrid presents the ZonArchivos exhibition space, permanently located in the regional archive facilities, in the El Agila complex in the capital. It consists of a carefully selected collection of the most representative and iconic documents from the Archives of the Community of Madrid and the Historical Protocols, which will allow the visitor to get acquainted with the history of Madrid in a different way. Entry is free and can be seen Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Fridays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and weekends when the center is open.

The exhibition allows us to reflect on the wealth that these deposits hold, with a display of nearly a hundred books, dating back to 1330 which include, for example, the wills of the most famous figures in our history, plans – like the Zarzuela Palace – heraldry, family trees and pictures of Madrid of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The first section is devoted to the Regional Archives of the Community of Madrid. Guarding this center in 72 deposits are nearly 60 kilometers of text and more than two million photographs. During the tour, the public will be able to learn about the collections it houses that include all matters dealt with between the citizens and the administration, such as the oldest preserved document (1330) which belongs to Torrelaguna, or the project building schools in Orusco de Tajuña (1886).

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