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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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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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The building itself as well as its' content is really worth seeing. The exhibit showing the history and discovery of the Spanish Naval Frigate Nuestra Senora Mercedes by the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went based on what our walking tour guides told us but nothing was in English. It was free. It holds over 80,000 million documents dating way back to the 1600 on discovering and mapping the Americas.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While hardly anything is available to actually see from the archive itself (for normal pedestrians which just stroll in), the books which are on display are rather interesting for their age (at least the manuscripts of old science books I heard off during my studies but when do you get to see originals of Newton's books or old editions of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would probably recommend giving a visit to the interior a miss if you are short of time. Most of the building appeared to be closed at the time of my visit but the bits that I did see were nothing particularly special.

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Chicago, Illinois
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830 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The signage was not in English so we were not able to absorb as much as we would like. The majority of the displays covered the Napolianic War and the recovery of the Mercedes Ship. If you want to get the most out of this exhibit, study up in these to events first. But given it was free and if... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A quick peak inside is all you need, but it is interesting if you have the time while visiting Sevilla.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled across this fascinating collection by chance. It is right opposite the Cathedral but not marked in a way that calls attention to the exhibition. It follows the expeditions of Columbus with excellent models of the ships involved, archived documents and letters. We had not allowed enough time to take in the depth of learning on show here and... More 

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Thank Janet W
Washington DC
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

The building itself as well as its' content is really worth seeing. The exhibit showing the history and discovery of the Spanish Naval Frigate Nuestra Senora Mercedes by the Marine Exploration company Odyssey is most interesting. All signage is in Spanish.

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Thank WashingtonTraveler17
Portugal
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Exposes and highlights Spains colonial history. This time they had an exhibition about the Napoleon wars, the fleet battles between the Spanish and the British navy, and a lot more interesting things. Takes about one and a half hour.

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

The Archivo General de Indias is where all the documents relating to the Americas is kept, when the Americas were part of the Spanish Empire. The building is quite impressive and it has many historical maps on display.

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Thank BennyMalaga
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

After you pass security check, you can enter impressive hallway and then find a very few photocopies and paintings about conquer of America. If I imagine what is hidden inside this building and what is shown to public... I could cry. Very sad that exposition is so poor. Maybe it was off-season problem or change of exposition but there was... More 

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