Arquivo Histórico Ultramarino

Institution | Archive

The Overseas Historical Archive is a service of the Directorate-General for Books, Archives and Libraries, open to the public, responsible for about 16 km of textual and image documentation, relating to the Portuguese and the people with whom they related between the end of the century. . XVI and 1974-1975.
AHU's mission is to guarantee access to this common archival heritage and its transmission to future generations and, through it, the construction of memories, the production of knowledge, cultural enjoyment and the response to requests for proof by citizens and the State .


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How to get

Buses 714, 727, 732, 751 (Stop Hospital Egas Moniz, at Rua da Junqueira) 728 (Stop at Avenida da Índia, Hospital. Egas Moniz / Av. India)

Electric Rails: 15E


Opening hours: Monday to Friday, from 9:30 am to 7:30 pm
Opening hours of the Reading Room: From 2nd. the 6th. Monday, 13h15 to 19h15
Closing of AHU during 2019: the Archive will be closed on the holidays of January 1, April 19, April 25, May 1, June 10, June 20, August 15, November 1 and 25 December


Free entry


Calçada da Boa-Hora, nº 30
1300-095 LISBON
Tel: +351 210 30 91 00

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