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Address: Avenida Constitucion s/n, 41004 Seville, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 954 50 05 28
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09:30 - 16:45
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 16:45
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An archive containing some of the most important historical records of...

An archive containing some of the most important historical records of Spanish colonialism in the Americas.

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A great museum of the seafaring era of Columbus

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... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Anna H
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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!

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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. This place also reminded me of the way Latin Americans were oppressed, robbed, and mistreated.

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London, ON
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

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Mainz, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Large collection of written works and is free to enter. Little to see otherwise. Definitely not for children.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is exactly the place to fire one' so imagination, considering this is a monumental storehouse of the archives of the entire Spanish empire. Amazing catch, a warehouse to store some 38,000 documents covering Spanish dominion, 400 years worth. This treasure trove is best explained by able interpreters who give a depth insight to the fingers and machinations of history.... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of this grand building is open to the public. It is an active government building, so walking along the near-empty archive halls is something of an experience. There is an informative video screened about the building's history, as well as some exhibits related to the archived documents.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building is beautiful and is where all the local documents are kept, it will keep you engaged for a good hour and worth a visit, sited next to the Cathedral and Alcazar and will give you some relief from the sun, or the rain!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's right next to the Cathedral and Alcazar so it's not exactly a long walk here. Inside don't expect to see miles and miles and books and manuscripts, you won't. Instead there's an interesting video on the history of the city and the archives and a few interesting displays. Overall though it's still worth taking a look and wandering the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This impressive building was created to house documents at the height of the Spanish American empire. While one cannot as a tourist look at the collection of documents, there are some samples avaialble, like Christopher Columbus's agreement with the king and queen to look for India by sailing west, and the Pope's division of the Americas between Spain and Portugal... More 

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