Photographer's Note

This is the building of the main central archives of the Portuguese government. The origin of its name comes from its first location - from the 14th to the 18th century, the archives used a tower (torre) in Castelo de So Jorge (St George's Castle [wikipedia, te: 1, 2]), near what used to be one of the main residences of the kings. To those who speak Portuguese the name sounds odd, as 'tombo' means 'fall' in modern Portuguese, but it used to mean also 'archive'.

The archives are in this modern building made for it since 1990.

Only the Portuguese site of Wikipedia has any relevant info on the place (*).

On the WS: a wider POV showing a bit more of the building.

Location (latitude, longitude): 38.75423,-9.1562

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Additional Photos by Jose Pires (stego) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4422 W: 612 N: 7301] (24132)
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