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Archive of the Indies in Seville - Andalusia, Spain.

Archive of the indies, Seville

Archive of the indies, Seville - in English Archivo de Indias, Sevilla - auf Deutsch Archivio delle Indie, Siviglia -  in Italiano Archives générales des Indes, Séville - en Français Indische archieven, Sevilla - in het Nederlands Archivo de Indias, Sevilla - en Español


The construction of this building began in the 16th century to be used by traders for their commercial transactions.

Archive of the Indies in Seville - Andalusia, Spain.



In 1785, the premises became the headquarters

for the General Archives of the Indies when structural changes were made to accomodate the numerous files and documents.


Interior del Archivo de Indias.


The archives of the Indies contain references to Spain and her foreign possesions between the 15th and 19th centuries.

Escalera del Archivo de Indias

Inside, this sober Renaissance, building is a superb marble 18C staircase.





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Archive of the Indies, document.

On the upper floor, large rooms with superb vaulted ceilings contain countless documents relating to the discovery and the colonisation of America. There you will find the signatures of Christopher Columbus, of Magellan, of Cortès, etc.




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