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Building of the General Archive of the Indies

  • Room in the General Archive of the Indies. Seville © Turespaña

    Room in the General Archive of the Indies. Seville © Turespaña

  

Category

Market

Date

Siglo XVI

Style

Renaissance
Avenida de la Constitución, 3
41071 Seville
Seville, Andalusia

Telephone+34 954500528

Fax+34 954219485

E-mailagi2@cultura.gob.es

Websitehttp://www.visitasevilla.es/monumentos-y-cultura/archivo-de-indias

Together with the Cathedral and the Alcázar, they have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The General Archive of the Indies was formerly the Merchant’s Exchange, and built in 1572. It was designed by Juan de Herrera and built by Alonso de Vandelviva and Juan de Minjares. The second floor was added in the 17th century, also the Cruz de Juramento, a cross before which traders swore their dealings were honest. A century later, when Charles III chose the building to house the General Archive of the Indies, other work was carried out, such as redecorating the main staircase. The building has a square floor plan and a large central courtyard. It contains priceless documents which provide a key to the history of Spain's relationships with its overseas colonies in America.

Practical information

Timetables

 

Tuesday to Saturday

Does not close at midday

8:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Closing days: Monday

Rates

 

Free admission


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