Worth a visit with a private guide, who explained the past history of this lovely building. Lovely library.
About Archivo General de Indias
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While there are a few historic artefacts on show, this is really a repository for records. The building is huge and impressive, but not worth visiting.
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.
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
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.
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
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!
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
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.
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.