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Archivo General de Indias Seville

Archivo General de Indias Seville

General Archives of the Indies of Seville: All information on the visit of the archives of the New World, Archivo General de Indias in Seville

Archivo General de Indias de Sevilla

Info Archivo General de Indias

Address Avenida de la Constitucion 3, Seville
Entrance Visit of the archive exhibitions is free
Opening hours

Archive 'Sala de Consulta'

From September 16th to June 15th: Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 15:00
From June 16th to September 15th: Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 14:30

Website www.mecd.gob.es

Archivo General de Indias de Sevilla

The Archivo General de Indias is an archive in Seville that contains more than 10 kilometres of bookshelves with documents from the colonial history of 'Las Indias, or the New World', from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. This stately building was originally the trade fair from 1584 for the Consulate of the merchants (Consulado de Mercaderes) for the trade of gold, silver, spices and cocoa between Spain and the 'New World'.

In 1777, historian Juan Bautista was appointed by King Carlos III to describe the history of the New World. Since the opening in 1785, the archive contains 80 million pages of documents from Christoffel Columbus, Pizarro and Cortés. The museum's collection includes documents, photographs, drawings and diaries.

Nowadays, many documents from the Archivo General de Indias can also be consulted digitally. The Archivo General de Indias usually offers a temporary exhibition that you can visit for free during your Seville city trip.

The archives of the Archivo General de Indias in SevilleThe archives of the Archivo General de Indias in Seville
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Location of the Seville Archives

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