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  • Address: Avenida de la Constitución, 3 (Edificio de la Lonja), Seville, Andalucia 41071, Spain
  • Hours: Monday-Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays and holidays: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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General Archive of the Indies (Archivo General de Indias) Tours

There was a time after Spain’s first journeys to the Americas that Seville
served as one of the most important commercial cities and ports in Europe. For that reason, in 1572, this Renaissance-style building — now called the General Archive of the Indies — was erected, with the goal of serving as a merchant’s exchange.

Come 1785, when Seville’s role as a trade hub fizzled out, the grand building was finally converted into a space meant to unify all the country’s documentation related to its overseas empires in the Americas. These days, this includes 9 kilometers of shelving with over 43,000 volumes and 80 million pages, and is composed of documents such as exchanges between Christopher Columbus and the Spanish King and Queen, as well as other writings by explorers. Though the extent of what visitors can actually view is quite limited, entrance to the building is free, and therefore worth a quick wander, especially since it’s located right next to the main cathedral.

Practical Info

The General Archive of the Indies is situated in a stunning building just opposite the main cathedral and is therefore easy to visit while touring Seville. Much of its exhibits are in Spanish, so you may wish to make this stop on a guided tour in order to better understand the space.

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Seville at Nightfall: Guided Walking Tour, Seville, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Seville at Nightfall: Guided Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Enjoy a 2-hour exterior evening stroll in private, where you can admire charm of the Seville streets under the light of the antique lampposts and the moon. ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $142.72
Colonial America Walking Tour in Seville, Seville, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Colonial America Walking Tour in Seville

Learn the history behind the beautiful city of Seville in this 2-hour walking tour that focuses in a big proportion in the Spanish Golden Age (from the 16th to ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $47.57
Guided Monumental Route Segway Tour in Seville, Seville, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Guided Monumental Route Segway Tour in Seville

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

Discover Seville on a fun, convenient and environmentally friendly way to explore the city. Enjoy a guided ride around the historic center of the city, its ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.52
Small-Group Tour: Seville City Center and Plaza España via Segway, Seville, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Small-Group Tour: Seville City Center and Plaza España via Segway

Enjoy a 1-hour, small-group Segway tour of Seville's center and Plaza Espana. Learn how to operate your Segway, then explore the Alameda de Hércules, ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $29.73
Horse and Carriage Sightseeing Tour in Seville, Seville, Vespa, Scooter & Moped Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Horse and Carriage Sightseeing Tour in Seville

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Relax in a horse-drawn carriage during a private 1-hour tour of Seville for up to 4 people. From the comfort of the traditional carriage, take in the beauty ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $107.04
Guided Electric Bike Tour in Seville, Seville, Horse Carriage Rides
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Guided Electric Bike Tour in Seville

Discover Seville on this  3-hour tour that shows you the most beautiful places of Seville. See all the highlights the city has to offer together with a ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.63
Secrets of Seville Private Walking Tour, Seville, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Secrets of Seville Private Walking Tour

This two and a half hour,  pleasant and enjoyable private tour will help you to understand the city of Seville through an historical and artistic point of ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 2 to 3 hrs

From USD $178.40

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