Archivo de Indias
Catedral & Giralda
Seville’s immense cathedral, one of the largest Christian churches in the world, is awe-inspiring in its scale and sheer majesty. It...
If heaven really does exist, then let's hope it looks a little bit like the inside of Seville's Alcázar. Built primarily in the 1300s...
Hospital de la Caridad
The Hospital de la Caridad, a large sturdy building one block east of the river, was once a hospice for the elderly. It was founded by...
Founded in 1850, not much has changed in this defiantly old-world bar, with charming anachronisms wherever you look. Towering clay...
Old-fashioned street lights, a trickling fountain and colourful wall plants make this small plaza a charming place to relax with a...
Calle Santo Tomás · interesting places nearby
Archivo de Indias information
Housed in the former Casa de la Contratación (Contracting House) on the western side of Plaza del Triunfo, the Archivo de Indias has, since 1785, been the main archive of Spain's American empire, with 80 million pages of documents dating from 1492 to the end of the empire in the 19th century – a most effective statement of Spain's power and influence during its Golden Age.
A short film inside tells the full story of the building along with some fascinating original colonial maps and documents. The Renaissance building was extensively refurbished in 2005.