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Address: , Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
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Description: The attractive, historic centre of Torshavn, with old grass-roofed...
The attractive, historic centre of Torshavn, with old grass-roofed buildings. The headquarters of the Faroese Government is based here.
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Must see in Tórshavn

Visited the area on our own. Landmark of Tórshavn, with quite old historical buildings, including the government buildings and private houses. Some information shields provide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A Sunday or later on in any day, as the shops close! A slow walk around the old town really shows the past history of the Torshavn town.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This was a stop on the walking part of our cruise ship excursion. We were led by a very knowledgeable Faroe Islander, who had lots of interesting prices of information about the buildings that comprise Tinganes. The typical grass covered roofs of the buildings combined with the painted wooden construction looked especially good in the sunny conditions.

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Girona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Visited the area on our own. Landmark of Tórshavn, with quite old historical buildings, including the government buildings and private houses. Some information shields provide some historical information about the place. The view of the harbour and of the ships arriving/leaving is very nice and it's a good spot for taking photographs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We went on a city walking tour of Torshavn and much of this was focused on Tinganes. Our guide was former head of the information centre and very knowledgeable. I feel we saw a lot we would have miss on our own, e.g. the compasses carved into the rocks. There are some new plastic information boards to cater for those... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I expected at least a museum or someone to tell you about the different types of buildings but instead your free to wonder around and is hard to explain really the best I can explain is your in a harbour with rocks which isn't safe if your wobbly on your feet. Not wheelchair friendly.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

One of the most historical areas to appreciate the past of Torshavn and perhaps Faroe Islands settlers. The area is compact and lovely. Just lose yourself and stroll through small alleys. Be sure you reach the edge of shore lines where you can see the harbor and passenger vessels coming in and out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Had a nice walk in this part of the old town. If you research the history it is quite an a amazing place with a interesting history.

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Banbury
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A small area on the port side with grass covered houses & quaint cottages. Well worth a wander round.

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Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The area is not large, but still large enough so that one can loose oneself in it. This is the place were the first viking settlers met to sort out their disputes more than a thousand years ago, and today a pocket of eighteenth century colonial Denmark.

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Hvidovre
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Fantastic place for photographers and painters. Many fine motives. The old houses here are mostly made of Wood and you can see grass on the roofs.

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