Having been designed for the purpose of storing archives, this building is an interesting architectural sight. It stores seven centuries of Palermo's history, from about 1200 to 1900. The building was a convent of St. Nicholas of Tolentino before the architecture was modified by Damiani Almeyda to turn it into an archive storage. The documents themselves can generally only be accessed by students or researchers with permission, but guided tours are available as per request, by phone or email.
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