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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 7 August 2017

I would not plan to visit this building as a highlight of my visit to Seville, but if you are walking nearby, it is absolutely worth going in. It is free and uncrowded, the bathrooms are great, it is cool, there is an interesting video...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank kitancat
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Being from Pensacola, a Spanish colonial settlement, this is one place I wanted to see. I Imagine there a number of important documents related to Pensacola in this building. As for the building itself it is impressive square structure with a courtyard. The entrance hall...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Worth a visit with a private guide, who explained the past history of this lovely building. Lovely library.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Eniko H
Reviewed 6 July 2017

While there are a few historic artefacts on show, this is really a repository for records. The building is huge and impressive, but not worth visiting.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

This archive preserves all the map and transactions between the great explorers and the monarchs who funded them and the financial, nautical arrangements that allowed them to explore the New World--and fund the Andalusian civilization. We did not find an English tour, however.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Ann2009CT
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Located near the Cathedral and the Alcazar, the archives are free to enter. You can see an original copy of the treaty of Tordesillas (signed in 1499) that divided the world, by papal decree, between Portugal and Spain. Also, you can cool off, freshen up...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank EricG141
Reviewed 11 June 2017

If you enjoy history, these archives related to journeys to the Americas will delight you. It is centrally located between the Alcazar and the cathedral, and admission is free.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Mary S
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Even though the building is magnificent, it's not clear what is there to see apart from room after room full of empty boxes on the mahogany shelving. Does not have any translation to any language. It is sad to see tourists who were only walking...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 26 May 2017

Very authentic museum, nothing like this in other cities and countries to see it was not necessary. A lot of interesting exhibits of the era of the discovery of America. Beautiful interior interiors. Free entry. In short, solid dignity!

Date of experience: May 2017
4  Thank Anna H
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Good thing for me that I'm Latin American and I'm fluent in Spanish. This museum does not have any translation to any language. It was sad to see tourists who were only walking around and guessing. I was helping out some tourists with English Translation....More

Date of experience: June 2016
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22 October 2016|
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Response from MauiBuilt2011 | Reviewed this property |
Walk past, half an hour inside.
Vicki Z
23 December 2015|
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Response from yumaborn | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous answer. It's free.