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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
Casco Antiguo
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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...More

Thank PJandSJ
Reviewed 1 week ago 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...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Massimiliano V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Leon L
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...More

1  Thank John B
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

1  Thank chasetravelers
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...More

3  Thank VWriter
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)

1  Thank tiddlepom
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...More

Thank dondayesta
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Wow! we loved this whole experience. It is so beautifully set out and all the displays are so informative and well put together. You have to go there to really understand that period in history. Even if you feel you know the history, there will...More

Thank Susan V
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Response from MauiBuilt2011 | Reviewed this property |
Walk past, half an hour inside.
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22 December 2015|
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Response from yumaborn | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous answer. It's free.