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Archivo General de Indias

Address: Avenida de la Constitucion s/n, 41004 Seville, Spain (Casco Antiguo)
Phone Number: 34 954 500 528
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Ranked #24 of 101 Attractions in Seville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Libraries, History Museums, Cultural
Owner description: An archive containing some of the most important historical records of Spanish colonialism in the...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Libraries, History Museums, Cultural
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 4:45 pm
Owner description: An archive containing some of the most important historical records of Spanish colonialism in the Americas.

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Chicago, Illinois
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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25 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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England
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

...if you're at all interested in history. Atmospheric archive centre for Spanish voyages of discovery and conquest. There's usually an interesting small exhibition on; building itself worth a visit.

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Barretos, São Paulo, Brazil
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18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

IF you like history of the ventures of those crazy (and greedy) sailors and is keen to see the papers we only have been told in school, this is the free ticket (free indeed) for them.

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Gateshead, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We didn't have time to go inside this place but as we were in and around we were able to admire the simplicity and beauty of the building from outside. A square building with a central courtyard the building houses a vast array of historical data. It stands proud as part of the historic centre of this fine city and... More 

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Seville, Spain
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It is located in front of the Cathedral and very close to the Alcazar. The building is beautiful, but I expected to see original documents from the early times of America's colonization. Nothing of that is displayed. Tourists have access to a small part of the building, which is beauty, but there are very few things to view inside. Access... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had an unexpected opportunity to check this place out as everything else in Seville was closed (it was Monday). This turned out to be a cooler experience than I had anticipated since we were able to see real documentation signed by Christopher Columbus and a great short movie on the role of this building in the country's history. My... More 

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Winchester, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

A beautiful building, very interesting presentation about the trade history of Seville but sadly most of the exhibits had been temporarily removed (not sure how long for). However, with free entry, this attraction is worth any length of visit.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I like archives and it was unexpected to visit one during vacation. An impressive building with a square floor plan and a large central patio. And ofcourse valuable documents of the history Spain and the overseas American colonies.

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