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Archivo General de Indias

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Address: Avenida de la Constitucion s/n, 41004 Seville, Spain
Phone Number: 34 954 500 528
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Description: 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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Archivo General de Indias

The Archivo General de Indias is an historic building. Free to enter, no queue and an interesting small collection. Recommended!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We visited this place as we were passing by. None of the original documents regarding America's colonization of Spain was displayed. The shelves that used to store the documents, however were still there so they put fake examples of the documents to show you what it used to be like and it is beautiful! Manage to learn a brief history... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

It is not very organized and if you are a primarily English speaking person ( I do speak Spanish but on a basic to medium level ) it is very confusing. For instance, we could not find any place where we could actually SEE the first maps of the New World or any of the explorer's logs. I'm sure they... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The museum is not that interesting but the place holds a lot of historical value, so for history geeks it's a must.

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Londres, Reino Unido
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Very impressive the amount of documents available from Colombus travels: maps, drawings, letters, etc. They are in the process of putting everything electronically which will be easily accessed on the internet: http://www.mecd.gob.es/cultura-mecd/areas-cultura/archivos/mc/archivos/agi/portada.html;jsessionid=B3668EF70877BEE575FA807B7CF438B6

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The Archivo General de Indias is an historic building. Free to enter, no queue and an interesting small collection. Recommended!

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Sheffield
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The General Archive of the Indies is the third UNESCO heritage site in the centre of Seville (the other two being the cathedral and the Alcázar). The building itself is interesting to wander around, there are usually exhibitions of historical documents and artifacts relating to the 'New World', and there's a brief presentation upstairs that explains the role of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Such an amazing building with amazing history of Spanish conquests. Only issue was that 90% of it was in Spanish. Nonetheless worth visiting

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This building has a very interesting history, and the 15-minute video upstairs gives a very good explanation of that history and the importance of the Archives. The staff are very helpful, and the exhibits and visit inside is free. The entire visit need take only 30 minutes, and it is well worth the time.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The building is beautiful, next to the cathedral. Free, with no queue, so great start. We were really disappointed as the displays had very little written information. I speak Spanish so it was fine but most of the very few written explanations had no translation for those who don't. There were lots of cases of things..... With nothing to show... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Right by the cathedral this very attractive building contains much of the history of the Spanish discovery and subsequent colonisation of the Americas - New Spain. Not a lot to see but the fifteen minute audio-visual ( which has English subtitles ) is quite fascinating. In one room there is a very detailed display of the works of Antonio de... More 

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Additional Information about Archivo General de Indias

Address: Avenida de la Constitucion s/n, 41004 Seville, Spain
Phone Number: 34 954 500 528
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Seville  >  Seville>  > Casco Antiguo
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 4:45 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:45 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:45 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:45 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:45 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:45 pm

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