It was built as a pantry or barns for storage of the tithes of the Ecclesiastical Chapter; distributed in two floors increasing one more floor with the reform.
In 1972 the building was adapted to the Museum of Contemporary Art, for which an additional floor with attic was added, while it was extended by its later area. Between 2000 and 2004 it was renovated to form part of the Archivo de Indias, with which it communicates through an underground passage under the street.
The building has been adapted to house the consultation rooms of digitalized documentation, library, conference rooms and all the administration service of the Archive.
Rectangular building with two floors, the facade reproduces the border layout of the Archivo de Indias with plinth, pilaster and stone entablature on avitolated brick.
The most singular of its façade is concentrated in the existing sculptural composition on its lintel doorway, with reliefs representing the Giralda between two vases of lilies emblem of the Sevillian cathedral chapter, and which is repeated in other pantrys of the province, such as the from Osuna or Sanlúcar la Mayor.
The interior is divided into two naves with vaults on quadrangular pillars and marble columns. Dinteled cover topped with ecclesiastical shields. It is attributed to Pedro de Silva, its construction began in 1770. When the building was adapted to the Museum, a flat with dormers was added and the rear area was extended.
Inside the building is a section of the inner city wall, which went from the current entrance of the Alcazar to the Abd-el-Aziz Tower. Also at one end of the façade a tower of said wall is incorporated; It is the first of the towers of the 5 that was located in said wall, increasing the sides of the tower as we approach the river: this tower has 4 sides; the last, the Torre del Oro, 12.
Fuente: bdi del Patrimonio Inmueble de Andalucía (Junta de Andalucía).