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Address: Avenida Constitucion s/n, 41004 Seville, Spain
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+34 954 50 05 28
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 4:45 pm
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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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This impressive and attractive building stands between the cathedral and royal palace in the very centre of the old town. The visit is free and gives a fascinating and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 5, 2016
ReinhardW
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Peacehaven, United Kingdom
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Davidson, North Carolina
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're interested in cartography, history and exploration, this should be holy ground -- but the experience is wholly underwhelming. So much potential, such little imagination. When we visited, there was little or nothing on display - this has to be among the most under-utilized collections in the world, at least in terms of interacting with general public

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yet another superb civic building in the heart of Seville next to the cathedral. Here is stored the documentary records relating to the Spanish colonies which is appropriate as Seville was the designated centre of the Spanish trade with its colonies in the 16th century.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Despite of its low rating, it is actually one of the UN approved world heritage. Entry is free as well. But the issue is that lots of display is in Spanish. There is a short film on the 1st floor (or second floor in American English) introducing the history and the significance of the place! It has English subtitle. I... More 

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Thornton-Cleveleys
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

A beautiful building with free entry housing an amazing collection of documents relating to the Spanish Empire. The architecture of the building is amazing. Well worth a visit.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

This beautiful Renaissance building houses 80 million pages of documents relating to the administration by Spain over its overseas territories. A very helpful 15 minute video relates the history of the building, the archives and an overview of the collection.

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Peacehaven, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

This impressive and attractive building stands between the cathedral and royal palace in the very centre of the old town. The visit is free and gives a fascinating and illuminating insight into Sevilla's history.

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Hollywood, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

We were impressed by the beauty of this building. In addition to having free entrance, the building itself is awesome by its architecture. You are allowed to visit two floors, both of which are richly decorated with beautifully decorated ceilings, and plenty of marble everywhere.

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

To have an idea of how complicated were the consequences of the discover who changed the world a visit is recommended. I found amazing to see the maps drawn as a document of the discovered territories with funny proportions and views. Interesting also the short video documentary which gives an useful explanation of the place. Big plus: is free!

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Algiers, Algeria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

An imposing building hiding the biggest collection of documents about the discovery of the new world!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

I don't recall if we paid, but we spent about half an hour here walking around. Not too much out in display and it is all in Spanish so if you don't read Spanish you wont get much out of it.

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