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Archivo de Indianos o Museo de la Emigracion

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Maria wrote a review Sep 2019
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Fabulous Museum. Staff are very helpful, polite and friendly. Highly recommend visiting and in particular, when searching for relatives
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Lensen007 wrote a review Aug 2019
Haarlem, The Netherlands172 contributions21 helpful votes
It was rather looking at the stuff then real understanding since all is in Spanish. For this admission of 6€ per adult would have expect at least some background information in English. For us it was more a look around through a nice building. Nice for a rainy day but not a must stop.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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RatonCantabria wrote a review Oct 2016
Cantabria2,722 contributions193 helpful votes
We visited here after getting the Indianos bug in Cantabria at the Finca Marques de Valdecilla and Palacio de Sobrellano, both Indianos estates with interesting museums and history. This Archivo de Indianos further adds to the whole picture of this fasciniating period of emigration to the Americas along the whole north coast of Spain in the mid19th - mid20th centuries. It explains all the wonderful Indianos houses you'll see all along the north coast, the museum building itself being a prime example - what beautiful decoration inside, and superb central patio. It is 100% in Spanish, but still worth the visit for the building, photos and posters. For us, two things completed this visit, one was then walking around the well signposted trail of Indianos houses around the town, some very fine examples indeed, a huge concentration for one town. And secondly was the chance lunch at the Mexican restaurant in the town, El Mexicano - of course because the Indianos from Colombres principally emigrated to Mexico, and then returned to build their beautiful buildings. The restaurant has excellent, very well priced Mexican food, run by the son of one of the Indianos, born in Mexico, now returned to Colombres. We loved the connection! (always a good sign when passers by on seeing us dithering outside just told us to go in and eat, we wouldn't regret it!). The other great thing about the Archivo - it actually has fixed, year round opening times.
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Date of experience: October 2016
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Jerome66 wrote a review Oct 2015
Torrey, Utah19 contributions22 helpful votes
If you are at all interested in mid 19th century and early 20th century history of emigration to the Americas from Asturias, then make a point of visiting this Museum of Emigration. Emigration to the Americas, and then re-emigration back to their ancestral homes is a significant social event in Asturian history. When I was visiting, a whole busload of elementary school kids were visiting from the city of Gijon. When I asked the docent if this was common, she said with pride, "absolutely, it is part of our history." This museum is organized on three floors, the first is the leaving, the second are the associations established in major New World cities such as Havana, Mexico City and Buenos Aires, and the third are images of the humans who made the trek. A lot of the explanations may be in Spanish, but experience the ambiance, and then drive to Ribadesella and walk along the corniche to appreciate the over-the-top homes built by some of the successful returnees.
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Date of experience: September 2015
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