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Archivo General de Indias

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An archive containing some of the most important historical records of Spanish colonialism in the Americas.
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Avenida Constitucion s/n, 41004 Seville, Spain
Casco Antiguo
+34 954 50 05 28
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I agree with those who think far more could have been done by way of exhibition. This is the obvious place to fully explain the Spanish conquest of South America - all we really saw was a lovely old Renaissance building.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 13, 2019

We were excited to come here but it was a bit of a let down. There wasn't much to see besides some paintings and a few cases of artifacts. Also you can only access the documents if you are a student in Seville. We wanted...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 9, 2019

There since the sixteenth century, the archive of indies is in fact an archive. You can and should visit it to see the building. They always offer some kind of exhibition worth seeing. The visit will not take more than one hour.

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed December 21, 2018

It was very uncrowded and I can’t imagine why, especially since it is one of three UNESCO sites in central Seville and located between the Cathedral and the Real Alcazar (they are the other two UNESCO sites and they are busy). They hold documents from...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018

Whilst this is a grand building with an impressive staircase there is not a lot to see once you get inside. Entry is free, just as well, but with very limited exhibits it is more like a library where you cannot touch the books. Makes...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank R H
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

One of the free attractions in Sevilla. You’ve seen it all in 30-40 minutes but it’s still worth a visit. Very nice building from the outside and inside. High closets all around the building where they used to keep the millions of archives.

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank TravelDNA
Reviewed October 25, 2018

A unique building with a free entry and small crowds. Housing important archives, the building itself is beautiful. At the end is a short video which explains the history of the building and the most important documents contained here. Combine with a trip to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ilove2travelandexplo
Reviewed October 21, 2018

I don't know if it was because we were there on the weekend or if it was just an off week. But when we went there was nothing on display. However it is free and I hear that the exhibits are really nice. So I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nicole A
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Free Admission to this Museum; if you need a breather, stop inside to take a look. There is a beautiful open courtyard inside where we took a few pictures. There is a nice exhibit upstairs. Stroller friendly and very quiet especially in the morning. Everyone...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

This was my first time going through the Archivo. There were some interesting artifacts: maps, models and log books, from the journeys to the Americas. There was a local school group there so it was interesting to hear the teacher explain several of the items....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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October 21, 2016|
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Response from MauiBuilt2011 | Reviewed this property |
Walk past, half an hour inside.
December 22, 2015|
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I agree with the previous answer. It's free.
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Archivo General de Indias schedule and exhibits (3 Replies)
Does Archivo General de Indias have a website where I could see the schedule and current exhibits ? If not, would anyone know if they are open on Saturdays ? And what is the usual siesta time when everything closes for the afternoon ? Gracias!
February 17, 2011|
Response fromsoverdi|
Thank you, BennyMalaga. So, do tourist attractions, like the Archivo, practice siesta too ?