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National Public General Archive (Lecumberri Palace)

ATTRACTIONS · Museums , Monumental Mexico
Free

classification

Science and history, Palaces, Art and history museums

schedule

Mon
09:00-17:00
Tue
09:00-17:00
Wed
09:00-17:00
Today
09:00-17:00
Fri
09:00-17:00
Sat
09:00-15:00
Sun
Closed

at your disposal

+52 (55) 5133 9900

How to get

Eduardo Molina #113, Col. Penitenciaria. 15350

in detail

It is located in Northwest Ciudad de México. The building was constructed as a penitentiary, that is why it is communly known as El Palacio Negro de Lecumberri, which was inagurated in 1900 by Porfirio Díaz, which provided these services until 1976.

In 1823, the National Public General Archive was created, its services as an institution were not only meant to the use of the government, but also to everyone interested in consulting their heap. Nowadays, AGN shelters, preserves, and spreads historic national patrimony. It also helps the governamental files find organized and systematized for an efficient management and proper accountability.

In addition to bibliographic value, people go to the visits that explain and settle the building’s architectonical value, whose engineers were Antonio M. Anza and Miguel Quintana; it is a work of Antonio Torres Torija.

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