Arxiu Municipal Contemporani Barcelona


El Arxiu Municipal Contemporani de Barcelona (AMCB) (Barcelona Contemporary Municipal Archives) are responsible for preserving and disseminating the documents produced and received by the municipal administration of Barcelona since the establishment of the structure of the modern municipality in the 19th century. The archives were established in 1917 following a decision by the Municipality to reorganise the existing Municipal Archives. The Archives operate a central office which holds historic documents as well as documentation which is preserved on a permanent basis. There is also an intermediary-level archive which holds documentation which is preserved for a limited period, as well as the population archive, which holds They hold municipal census material on the inhabitants of Barcelona. The archives occupy a total of 18,442.70 metres of shelving.