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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 2 weeks ago

Worth a visit with a private guide, who explained the past history of this lovely building. Lovely library.

Thank Eniko H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank fifytyplus
Reviewed 18 June 2017

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.

Thank Ann2009CT
Reviewed 16 June 2017

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

Thank Eric G
Reviewed 10 June 2017

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.

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 5 June 2017

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

Thank Olga_G_USA
Reviewed 26 May 2017

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!

4  Thank Anna H
Reviewed 24 May 2017

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

Thank Akanne1
Reviewed 24 May 2017

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.

Thank Chileice
Reviewed 21 May 2017

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.

Thank ManWhoAteEverything
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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.