Archivo de Indias Overview

Built-in 1785, the Archivo de Indias was created and commissioned by King Carlos III, to accumulate all the documentation regarding the Spanish political system. This site was also termed a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987. Visit the well-known gallery of the Archivo de Indias, which stretches up to nine kilometers in length.

Founded in the year 1785, the General Archive of the Indias is located in Seville. This historically significant collection of Spanish administrative documents is a historically significant structure and a must-visit when in Seville.

The Archivo de Indias is a collection made up of more than 43,000 files, spanning over 80 million pages, filled with several details pertaining to Spanish history. The structure was decorated with marble veneers, providing a beautiful look to this nine-kilometer gallery.

The archives were commissioned from various places including the Simancas, Cadiz, and Seville. This structure was termed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in 1987, with Cathedral and Reales Alcazares. View the famous staircase here, which was created by Lucas Cintorar, or explore the Central patio, which is built out of stone, and is of appropriate proportions.

You can also get to indulge in viewing the arches with half columns standing on the pillars. Some of the famous files and documents available to explore here include the Council of the Indias, a collection from the 16th-19th centuries, the Casa de la Contratación, Treaty of Tordesillas, and the Secretariat of the Court of Arribadas of Cadiz, from the same time period.

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• The Archivo de Indias is a collection of documentation of Spanish history from archives such as Simancas, Cadiz, Seville, and La Casa Lanja de Mercaderes. 
• This structure is known to be one of the best emblematic monuments in the city, which was also a gateway to continuing trade. 
• You can find more than 43,000 files containing over 80 million pages, and over 8000 different maps.
• The Archivo de Indias was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site along with the Cathedral and Reales Alcazares in 1987.
• One of the highlights of the Archivo de Indias includes the main staircase, constructed by Lucas Cintora.
• Visit the Central courtyard, which is made up of stones, with bigger proportions.
• The entire length of the Archival Gallery is measured to be more than nine kilometers.

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