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“Not much here to see”

Archivo General de Indias
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Colonial America Walking Tour in Seville
Ranked #61 of 325 things to do in Seville
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Owner description: An archive containing some of the most important historical records of Spanish colonialism in the Americas.
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 on the second floor. Some of the interior architecture is interesting including the main staircase and one of the archives room you can see on the second floor. Not worth going out of your way to see.

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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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Reviewed 24 April 2018

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 it from the outside. if I were a scholar or historian I might have gone inside to look at the collection, but I number myself as one of the majority of tourists who enjoy it as an elegant old building of the historic center but who have no need to examine original documents.

3  Thank VWriter
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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 by Murillo (?). Well worth it just for the exhibitions, but the archive is also impressive.

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