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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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Suberb History Pertaining to the New World

Free. You can enter this beautiful building and view some of the historical documents and artifacts. Best to have a Spanish friend with you to translate. If you want further... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Free. You can enter this beautiful building and view some of the historical documents and artifacts. Best to have a Spanish friend with you to translate. If you want further research you have to request it and get clearance. I was able to because I wanted to research some ancestors who came to the New World and ended up in... More 

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Edinburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Wonderful building full of Hispaniola history.The early world maps are the highlight as is the video of the building.

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Frimley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Everything is in Spanish so didn't hold our interest very long! Building is nice but there are strange rooms filled with boxes made to look like archives?? Can get nice views of the cathedral from first floor windows so wasn't a wasted visit.

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Fascinating stuff charting the discovery of the Americas and Spain's involvement. Mostly in Spanish but still worth the visit. Explanatory in-museum film has English subtitles.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is next to the cathedral and it doesn't take long to have a peak. You can't actually see that much, and that's not necessarily the point... It's an archive, but you will see some reproductions of some of the more important documents of Spanish trade history. There are also some very interesting old maps to look at from around... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

If you enjoy or recognize the importance of history (which, in my opinion you should), then the Archives are worthwhile. Although you don't actually see the original documents, and empty boxes line the shelves instead of the true archives, reproductions of important documents and maps are displayed. Like others have said, the descriptions are not in English, so if you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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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