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“One for Spanish-speaking visitors only”

Archivo General de Indias
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Colonial America Walking Tour 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 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 some important historical items – but these are mostly documents. The key thing, however, is that all descriptions are in Spanish – so it’s really not worth calling here unless you can read the language. A pity, but there we are … though at least it's free to go in!

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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 Reyes Católicos for the conquer of new Countries. Saw originals of San Juan City maps, and routes of the different voyages. Very impressive.

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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
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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.

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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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