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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

  

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Date

Siglo XVI

Style

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

Telephone+34 954500528

Fax+34 954219485

E-mailagi2@mecd.es

Websitehttp://www.mecd.gob.es/cultura/areas/archivos/mc/archivos/agi/portada.html

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

9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Public holidays and Sunday

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Closing days: Monday

Rates

 

Free admission


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View of the exhibition The Longest Voyage © Acción Cultural Española (AC/E)

Sep 12, 2019 to Feb 23, 2020

Exhibition

General Archive of the Indies - Seville
The longest voyage: the first circumnavigation of the globe.

Document from the exhibition “The Longest Voyage: the first circumnavigation of the globe”, Archivo General de Indias © Acción Cultural Española (AC/E)

Sep 20, 2019 to Feb 24, 2020

Lecture

General Archive of the Indies - Seville
Lecture series: The Longest Voyage

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Nov 8, 2019 to Nov 16, 2019

Festival

Seville
European Film Festival in Seville

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Dec 8, 2019

Festivity of Tourist Interest

Seville
Festivity of the Inmaculada Concepción

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