General Archive of the Indies

Do you want to know a historical archive? Come with us to discover this building that houses an endless amount of history and historical documents. Our visit will last no more than 1 hour and a half.

The building was constructed as a concrete space for these mercantile activities with the riches that arrived from America, King Philip II decided to construct a building as the headquarters of the Lonja, which would take place on the same avenue, next to the Cathedral. Its construction began in 1584, opening for the first time in 1598, and it would end up being the seat of the Archive of the Indies in the second half of the 16th century.

The Archive containing the oldest documents of the discovery of America.

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