8/34.- Seville, "Archivo de las Indias"


In 1503 the 'Casa de Contratacion de las Indias' --The monopolist America Trade Company-- was established in Seville, giving a big impulse to the city's economy. The expansion times lasted till 1717, when the 'Casa de Contratacion de las Indias' was moved to Cadis.

The building in the picture is called 'Archivo de las Indias' (Archive of the Indies), and it holds a huge collection of material related to the America conquest; including some letters Columbus sent to Isabel and Fernando, the Catholic Monarchs who financed his expedition.

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