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Provincial Historical Archive of Vizcaya

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  • Façade of the Provincial Historical Archive of Vizcaya © Ministerio de Cultura

    Façade of the Provincial Historical Archive of Vizcaya © Ministerio de Cultura

  • Reference room in the auxiliary library of the Provincial Historical Archive of Vizcaya © Ministerio de Cultura

    Reference room in the auxiliary library of the Provincial Historical Archive of Vizcaya © Ministerio de Cultura

  

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Archive
Henao, 8
48009 Bilbao
Vizcaya - Bizkaia, Basque Country

Telephone+34 944031870

Fax+34 944031871

E-mailbizkaia-artxibo@euskadi.eus

The archive was established in 1942 to house notarised documents that were over one hundred years old. Its collections were extended later on and judicial documents were included - property registers from the Treasury offices and other State Administration organisations, as well as private collections that may be interesting to the province of Vizcaya. Its current site consists of two buildings, one of which is a typical early 20th century construction of the Ensanche area of Bilbao.

 

Essential works

  • Reports of commercial and industrial activity. Provincial Archive of Vizcaya © Ministerio de Cultura

    Commercial and industrial activity

    General shareholders' meeting reports of various banks and companies.

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  • Plans for the Zorroza shipyard (Bilbao). Provincial Archive of Vizcaya © Ministerio de Cultura

    Zorroza shipyard (Bilbao)

    Plan of the State-owned building and land in the Zorroza Navy-yard, Bilbao.

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  • Plans for house in Algorta. Provincial Archive of Vizcaya © Ministerio de Cultura

    House in Algorta

    Plan and front views of a house in Algorta (Getxo).

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  • Plans for Basque farmstead. Provincial Archive of Vizcaya © Ministerio de Cultura

    Basque farmhouse

    Elevation, plan and side views of a farmhouse in Orozco Valley.

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  • Payment authorisation. Provincial Archive of Vizcaya © Ministerio de Cultura

    Commerce

    Power granted by a merchant from La Rochelle (France) to collect payment of a certain amount owed in Bilbao.

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  • Heraldry from Vizcaya. Provincial Archive of Vizcaya © Ministerio de Cultura

    Biscay heraldry

    Coat of arms of the Mascarua family name and its branches.

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  • Plans for the new Bilbao Theatre. Arriaga Theatre. Provincial Archive of Vizcaya © Ministerio de Cultura

    New Theatre of Bilbao. Arriaga Theatre

    Plan view of the lobby of the New Theatre of Bilbao.

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  • Seles sales document. Provincial Archive of Vizcaya © Ministerio de Cultura

    Seles

    A document showing the sale of the seles of Artizabal, Zamayaondo and Rociategui, located in Arrigorriaga (Vizcaya)

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Collections

The collections in the archive can be accessed through the Portal of Spanish Archives (PARES), created for the purpose of disseminating over the Internet the Spanish Historical Documents conserved in its network of centres.


Come and visit

Timetables

Monday A Friday

8:15 AM to 3:00 PM

Services
In-house consultation
Document reservation
Reprography service
Guided tours

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