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Contact details

Edificio de la Lonja
Avenida de la Constitución, 3
41071  Seville  (Andalusia)
agi1@dglab.mcu.es
www.mcu.es/archivos/MC/AGI/index.html
Tel.:+34 954500528
Fax.:+34 954219485

Location

Autonomous region:
Andalusia

Province/Island:
Seville

Sevilla

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    World Heritage, a certification granted by UNESCO.


Description

The Indies Archive which used to be the Mercaderes Market, was built in 1572. Designed by Juan de Herrera and built by Alonso de Vandelviva and Juan de Minjares. During the 17th century the second floor and the cross of the Oath were constructed. A century later Carlos (Charles) III chose the building as the site for the Indies Archive. There were consequent modifications made to the building including the rebuilding of the main staircase. A building with a square floor plan with a large central patio. Inside valuable documents are kept that recreate history of the relationship of Spain with the overseas American colonies.

Construction:
Market

Artistic period:
Renaissance

Historic period:
16th century

Practical information

Schedule

From Sep 16 to Jun 15
From Monday to Friday
From 08:00 to 15:00




From Jun 16 to Sep 15
From Monday to Friday
From 08:00 to 14:30




Prices

Admission free



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