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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you've some insight / understanding of Spanish history, feel sure you will enjoy this. Very much pitched to Spanish speakers but still catered for English speakers sufficiently well. Building was impressive too. Small exhibition of Murillo paintings which were nevertheless worthy of a visit...More

Thank camus1960
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place surely contains historical documents of great value, but they are not displayed. You can visit the palace (quite nice) and the current exhibition (moderately interesting), but I wouldn't go out of my way for this. Admittedly it is free, so I cannot complain...More

Thank Riccardo G
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Primarily we went into the museum to view the things Spain had done in the Americas and the Far East. It has to be said it is in my view a bit of a sales pitch to defend some of the good things the Spanish...More

Thank AgedMan
Reviewed 27 July 2018

It was closed by the time I arrived here after 5pm. The exterior building is impressive, with a cross at one side of the building. Suggest you come earlier if you are keen to know more of Seville’s history through its archives.

Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed 15 July 2018

We called in here whilst en-route to another point of interest, because the building looked interesting and … well … sometimes serendipity plays a role and one can come across unexpectedly interesting things. But, sadly, not in this instance. It’s an imposing building and houses...More

Thank PJandSJ
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Original (and very antique documents) that refer to all the procedures of the voyages and conquest of Spain in America. About Puerto Rico, only found a letter of Ponce de Leon and "Las Capitulaciones de Sant Fe" wich was the contract between Columbus and Los...More

1  Thank Hernandez1697
Reviewed 19 June 2018

It was interesting see some original documents dating at the time when the new continent has been discovered. It was an overview bout how the spanish kingdom manage the travels to conquet the new lands

1  Thank Massimiliano V
Reviewed 15 June 2018

This archive mainly serves the scholarly community. The small museum showcases some of the most important Spanish conquistadors in Latin America. Nice for a short visit.

Thank Leon L
Reviewed 20 May 2018

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

2  Thank John B
Reviewed 30 April 2018

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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ArgiThemis
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Response from MauiBuilt2011 | Reviewed this property |
Walk past, half an hour inside.
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