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Address: Avenida Constitucion s/n, 41004 Seville, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 954 50 05 28
09:30 - 16:45
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 16:45

An archive containing some of the most important historical records of...

An archive containing some of the most important historical records of Spanish colonialism in the Americas.

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Beautiful building which houses the Spanish archive pertaining to its colonies

The building was originally build to house the traders of the Americas, thus a sort of stock exchange. Currently it holds the Spanish archive for the Americas, as well as some of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Katrien S
Ghent, Belgium
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Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The building was originally build to house the traders of the Americas, thus a sort of stock exchange. Currently it holds the Spanish archive for the Americas, as well as some of the other colonies. It is the archive that is listed as UNESCO World Heritage. In the building there are a few facsimile of the most important documents in... More 

Thank Katrien S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing excited.Nice building with a lot of books inside.Good it's free .Don't know who add this to UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

... but little to see by way of archives. This delighted as s building but I was expecting archival material on display. However it is free to enter and well wort a quick trip.

Thank Stormypetrol
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is free but has unusual opening hours. It tells the story of colonisation through a changing range of exhibitions and has key documents on display. I would not have missed this.

Thank Borderer12
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Archive General de Indias where, since 1785, they have been collecting the documents chronicling the voyages of discovery and colonisation that followed. A bust of Miguel Cervantes, the author of Don Quixote, is in there along with some wonderful figurines of american indigents. The architecture is worth a visit and the place is evocative - but... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wonderful building is a walk across from the cathedral and offers an insight into the days of explorers and the conquest of the new world. There was an exhibition on when we went but the building itself is worth a visit.....elegant and understated it offers a cool option to the crowded sites around it. All the archives relating to... More 

Thank ann m
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The archivo general de Indias worth a stop when you go to or come back from the Giralda tower as it's just one block away. The building is outstanding by itself and full of amazing history, with plans and official documents of the conquest of the new world, so called Indias before they knew it was America. A movie subtitled... More 

Thank ML_Travels140
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although I liked this place, I expected more. All you could see inside are tons of old scripts and objects

Thank Mario I
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such a sumptuous building! We went in to look at an exhibition but got a lot more from it. The place is beautifully decorated and videos do explain how it came about. Fascinating, especially for those of us who love history in the making.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whilst the building is magnificent it was not clear what there was to see apart from room after room full of closed boxes on row upon row of mahogany shelving? I have to say I was terribly bored and disappointed.

Thank Mary S

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