About the National Historical Archive
The National Historical Archive since its foundation as “historical archive of the Kingdom of Spain” in 1866, acts as a public archive. It is created to collect the documentation produced by the organs of the State Administration. Currently, article 58 contains documents classified as historical, since they have passed the rational and mandatory eliminations.
The National Historical Archive is the institution that preserves and safeguards the documentation produced and received by the organisms that make up the administrative apparatus of the Spanish State since the Modern Age, as well as other documentary collections of public and private institutions since the Middle Ages.
Madrid is the capital of Spain, and is home to the Spanish Royal family as well as the Spanish Government. It is a modern metropolitan city and an economical and industrial center of Spain, and, with its population of nearly 3,5 million people, is also the biggest city in Spain.
It is located in the centre of the Iberian Peninsula, and is surrounded by mountains and natural parks. Although it is located in the centre of the country, it has traditionally been the hub between different areas of Spain and is therefore connected to all major Spanish cities by train, road or air.
The weather in Madrid varies a lot depending on the season, from hot and dry in the summer, with temperature of approx. 29C-¦ / 85F-¦, to cold (4C-¦ / 39F-¦) and with some rain in the winter.
Madrid has a lot of interesting attractions that offer both culture and amusement.
The city is full of great monuments, like the royal palace, the Plaza Mayor or the many statuettes, and for people interested in art, the museums Del Prado, Reina Sofia or Thyssen have some of the most fantastic collections of famous Spanish painters like Velazquez, Goya, Picasso or Miro.