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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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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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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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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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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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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