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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 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.

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

1  Thank Eric G
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.

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

Thank Olga_G_USA
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!

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

Thank Akanne1
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This building is very interesting and contains exhibits as well as a movie about its history. Certainly worth a visit. You also get great views of the cathedral and Alcázar from here.

Thank Chileice
Reviewed 22 May 2017

So much for being a building dedicated to sharing the history of the Americas. There's an interesting display of large reproductions of pages from a book of drawings but hardly any information (even in Spanish) of the context of what is being shown. Disappointing.

Thank ManWhoAteEverything
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Large collection of written works and is free to enter. Little to see otherwise. Definitely not for children.

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This is exactly the place to fire one' so imagination, considering this is a monumental storehouse of the archives of the entire Spanish empire. Amazing catch, a warehouse to store some 38,000 documents covering Spanish dominion, 400 years worth. This treasure trove is best explained...More

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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.