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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"
in 7 reviews
"short film"
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"spanish empire"
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"building houses"
in 5 reviews
"spanish conquest"
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"latin america"
in 4 reviews
"free attraction"
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"interesting displays"
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"worth a visit"
in 16 reviews
"free entry"
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"short visit"
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"amazing history"
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"lovely building"
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"cathedral and alcazar"
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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!

4  Thank Anna H
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Thank Eli B
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

Most of this grand building is open to the public. It is an active government building, so walking along the near-empty archive halls is something of an experience. There is an informative video screened about the building's history, as well as some exhibits related to...More

1  Thank FactotumDellaCitta
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

The building is beautiful and is where all the local documents are kept, it will keep you engaged for a good hour and worth a visit, sited next to the Cathedral and Alcazar and will give you some relief from the sun, or the rain!

1  Thank Michael R
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

It's right next to the Cathedral and Alcazar so it's not exactly a long walk here. Inside don't expect to see miles and miles and books and manuscripts, you won't. Instead there's an interesting video on the history of the city and the archives and...More

Thank amcs1983
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

This impressive building was created to house documents at the height of the Spanish American empire. While one cannot as a tourist look at the collection of documents, there are some samples avaialble, like Christopher Columbus's agreement with the king and queen to look for...More

Thank John G
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ArgiThemis
22 October 2016|
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Response from MauiBuilt2011 | Reviewed this property |
Walk past, half an hour inside.
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Vicki Z
23 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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