Fotogràfic de l'Arxiu Històric de la Ciutat
Arxiu FotogrÓfic de l'Arxiu Hist˛ric de la Ciutat was
created by Barcelona Town Council around 1920 with the
objective of bringing together, preserving, organising,
describing and promoting historical photographic collections.
It comprises three million photographs of all typologies,
materials, formats, methods, contents and authorship,
from the beginning of photography to our times. The theme
of the images preserved is essentially the city of Barcelona.
Some extensive thematic blocks stand out. They correspond
to events such as the 1888 World Fair, the 1929 International
Fair or the 1992 Olympic Games. On GaudÝ's work, the Arxiu
has diverse historical and contemporary photographs mainly
of buildings in Barcelona such as the Sagrada FamÝlia,
MilÓ House or GŘell Park. The collection of the Arxiu
is, therefore, formed by a rich and valuable photographic
collection offering an impression on the evolution of
the city history and the history of Catalan photography,
from its beginning to the present.
2n 08003 Barcelona
Tel.: 34 932 680 142
Fax: 34 933 107 240
(visits by arrangement)