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Archivo General de Indias

Avenida Constitucion s/n, 41004 Seville, Spain
+34 954 50 05 28
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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
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"on display"
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"english subtitles"
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"important documents"
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"spanish empire"
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"short film"
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"building houses"
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"spanish conquest"
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"free attraction"
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"worth a visit"
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"free entry"
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"amazing history"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Admission to the archives is free (you do need to pass through a metal detector) but there's not really much to look at. There's a small exhibition on Murillo, the Spanish baroque painter, on the main floor and a few maps and other historical objects...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The archives of the inventory taken from the new world was interesting. The volumes put into perspective how much was actually taken

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The archival building is extremely important to the history of Spain as it holds the collection of documents related to Spain's exploration of the New World and the Phillippines. The archives building is next to the cathedral so we walked by it and looked at...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

All the important documents are not on show Its free entry through airport style security Its worth seeing inside this impressive building but it won't take long to walk through what is there(lot less than an hour)

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

This whole building is dedicated to commerce with the Americas since 1492. According to our tour guide, the papers laid side by side would extend to 9km! There was a fascinating exhibition about the Guadalquivir river at the time we were there, and some drawings...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Wow! we loved this whole experience. It is so beautifully set out and all the displays are so informative and well put together. You have to go there to really understand that period in history. Even if you feel you know the history, there will...More

Thank Susan V
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

The Archivo General de Indias or in English General Archive of the Indies brings under a single roof, documents related to the Spanish Empire. The golden age of Spain when it controlled colonies in South America and Philippines. I really feel immensely privilege to be...More

1  Thank macedonboy
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Beautiful building which is free to visit, there is a good presentation of the history of the Archivos. The archives are now held elsewhere but there are some documents on display, sadly when we visited there was a themed presentation so these were mainly related...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

We had a very interesting walk through this originally customs and excise and contracts building. It is grand ,bright and pleasant inside and full of their explanations and displays of the Spanish conquests of South America which you can take or leave . There were...More

1  Thank DorsetArk
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Its a interesting museum and has some good exhibits that reflect Spain's South American history. Good to see things from a Spanish perspective rather than the English for a change.

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ArgiThemis
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Response from MauiBuilt2011 | Reviewed this property |
Walk past, half an hour inside.
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Vicki Z
22 December 2015|
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Response from yumaborn | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous answer. It's free.
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