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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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 The building itself is interesting to wander around, there are usually exhibitions of historical documents and artifacts relating to the 'New World', and there's a brief presentation upstairs that explains the role of the...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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Champaign, Illinois
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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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Englishman on the Move
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We went here not expecting anything, just because we felt that we were missing the Colombian part of Seville history. Here you can really feel the presence of an empire that was ruling over large parts of America for several centuries. There aren't many items on display and the visit can be fairly brief. There are some maps, a canon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This impressive building is free to visit and is surprisingly interesting due to its unique place in history. On the first floor, there is a short film to watch that provides a potted history of the building (and the town of Seville around the time of early exploitation of the New World). The commentary is in Spanish but has English... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Positive points: - Free entrance - Quick visit (no queue, approximately 4 rooms) - Nice exhibition (maps of the New World, documents signed by famous explorers, short film about the history of the building etc.) Negative points: - Some objects exposed lack of explanation: you cannot know what it is - Most of explanations, when existing, are in Spanish

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

it is located next to the cathedral, and not many people use to visit it. But it is really good. On the wall in front of the cathedral there are some old firms belongs to all merchants who traded with the indies. One you are inside you will discover a massive building with unique paintings and wardrobes. It was one... More 

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Additional Information about Archivo General de Indias

Address: 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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