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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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Reviewed yesterday

The Archivo General de Indias is housed in the ancient merchants' exchange of Seville, Spain, the Casa Lonja de Mercaderes. It is one of Seville's three UNESCO Heritage Sites (since '87). Although the history of the Spanish Empire presented is interesting, it is not very...More

Thank Alfred V
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very educational tour of the central repository for all which was raided, looted and stolen from Latin America during the era of Spanish conquest. Conveniently situated between the Cathedral and La Torre del Oro on Avenida de la Constitución, so a good idea is to...More

Thank Mono_Jockos
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful structures abound in Sevilla, and this is no exception. The archive is history at your fingertips both inside and out. Recommended visit.

Thank DaveEB310
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing place, not only because of the texts it holds but its place in history. Because it is so influential, I would have thought that there would be more information and more spaces to explore. I know there are a few tours...More

Thank Tjadadgarcia
Reviewed 12 August 2017

A good stop when visiting the main tourists sites in Sevilla centre. Conveniently located between the Cathedral & the Alcazar, this unimposing building houses the Archives brought back from the Indies & South America when Spain was an exploring nation. Entry is free and the...More

Thank samsung131
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

The Archive is located right near the Cathedral. The entrance is free. There are some interesting documents there, maps of the states Spain has conquered. Everything is written in Spanish. Recommended to visit.

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

The building is imposing however inside there was very little to see, there were no maps, some but not many, the history of settlement and exploration was difficult to follow. Really there were shelves and shelves of fake documents. The video was good, but we...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

There are no more guided visits. Here you will find the a page from the Treaty of Tordesillas and other nice pages from expeditions, such as a dictionary from Quechua to Spanish. You are in you own here so you are responsible for making the...More

Thank Paulo A
Reviewed 6 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

Thank kitancat
Reviewed 1 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

Thank Grover R
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Efthymios T
21 October 2016|
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Response from MauiBuilt2011 | Reviewed this property |
Walk past, half an hour inside.
Vicki Z
22 December 2015|
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Response from yumaborn | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous answer. It's free.