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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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9:30 am - 4:45 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 4:45 pm
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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Interesting Exhibition

We went to see the exhibition of Sebastian Elcano. He was the first person to circumnavigate the globe. He was part of Magellan's expedition but Magellan died in the Philippines... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We went to see the exhibition of Sebastian Elcano. He was the first person to circumnavigate the globe. He was part of Magellan's expedition but Magellan died in the Philippines, so Elcano took over the ship and was able to bring the ship back to Spain.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

The free walking tour with Sevilla on/off bus tour (green and yellow) leaves at 4 pm and stops here on the way to the Jewish Quarter. Great lesson in early commerce and taxation was told to us by the guide. For history buffs or Spanish people and those from her colonies, this is a great place to do research.

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Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Housed in an interesting, historical building from the 1500s, the records of Columbus, Magellan, Cortez, others, and later Spanish global trade vessels are all assembled here (available for research, and newly online). Don't miss the informative video (w/English subtitles) upstairs. Admission free; located right between Cathedral and Palace/Alcazar. A pleasant visit!

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Luleå
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Went hear on a Saturday morning, the place was almost empty. Most signs are in Spanish, so if understand that you will be okay, otherwise you won't understand all that much. Most of the space in hear is not even used, which makes the visit a short one, at least for me

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West Chester, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This Palace was a mandatory visit for me since the records of my ancestors are housed here. After the short intro video, we wandered the upper halls to see what was on display...and I was not disappointed...particularly with one temporary exhibit tied to my ancestors. I only wished that more was on display.....it seems given over to researchers. It is... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Coming from the United States, aka the "New World" I especially found the Archivo General de Indias interesting. A number of interesting artifacts and records to peruse about Spain's discoveries, trade, and exploration. They also bring in temporary exhibits periodically which add value to the experience.

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Ltraveler7
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Archive General de Indias transports you in time to the time of the great sea explorers, stunning architecture and very interesting artifacts and documents inside. However, one feels the potential of this place is untapped and Seville government should invest more in bringing it to life.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Archives of records related to Spain's "discoveries" in the "New World". Letters, maps, artifacts, etc. Absolutely fascinating.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I was fortunate to be told about the Archivo General de Indias by an acquaintance ... otherwise I would have passed it by. The beautiful building houses every official document, letter, map, ship's manifest and drawing along with artifacts from the time of the discovery and conquest of the Americas. Letters from Columbus to Queen Isabel, maps of the new... More 

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North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

It is a lovely building with a very interesting history. Worth a visit but with such a trove of history in their vast files, I wish there had been more on display.

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