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Address: Avenida 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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Right next to the cathedral and alcazar. Its free! However it is all in Spanish so you cannot read if you do not understand. However there is a short video with a summarized... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place in the centre of Seville is actually free to visit - you do need to go through security though. Do not expect to see the actual scrolls and books - the cardboard boxes on the shelves are empty. It;s worth visiting for the architecture and the shade. The four almost identical galleries on the first floor make for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Right next to the cathedral and alcazar. Its free! However it is all in Spanish so you cannot read if you do not understand. However there is a short video with a summarized history with English subtitles.

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Maubeuge, France
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No books are here for the public. There are displays glorifying Spanish imperialism. Naked colonial pride rules here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's impressive to see the amount of documents stored in the Archivo General de Indias. There are a few gorgeous ancient maps on display, and there is a documentary on the history of the building which is very informative in one of the rooms upstairs.

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Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had visited Seville before and never had the time I wanted to spend in visiting Archivo General de Indias. I had studied history of Spain and its conquest of the New World so the references of the archives were so real to me. I attended an audiovisual presentation that was very informative. It was a unique experience for me... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum building is located just opposite of the cathedral and southwest of Plaza Del Triunfo. It houses many docunentations of Columbus and the rest Spanish explorers in the journey to West Indies. It is a wonderful gothic building. But had no chance to explore the museum collection.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

This houses some of the most historically significant documents in the conquest and colonisation of the new world - like the royal charter for Columbus' expedition, charter for various governorships, all sorts of things. Given the massive historical significance, you would expect this museum would have a lot of information, displays, in various languages. Unfortunately, it has one single display... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

It was quite an unusual museum about the strong connection of southern Spanish cities with the W Indies. Elegant buiding and not crowded!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

The architecture is fantastic. If only there could be a bit more on display, and especially more written in English.

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Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

This building houses all the documentation relating to the Spanish discoveries of the South America and the Indies. Whilst most of the displays have information written in Spanish and very little English the visuals are very good. I enjoyed the recreation of the various explorations, the depiction of a Spanish galleon and the interesting artifacts recovered from the sea and... More 

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