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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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History reigns: an exceptional collection of historical houses

The historical houses, the number of them, their state of conservation could lead this place to become a Unesco landmark. Read a bout the history and you will enjoy even more.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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London
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201 reviews 201 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The historical houses, the number of them, their state of conservation could lead this place to become a Unesco landmark. Read a bout the history and you will enjoy even more.

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SouthCoast
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

There's not much to do in Torshavn, but it is definitely worth a walk around as all the buildings are charming. There is a lovely park trail in the centre too. Great for a gentle stroll around,(especially if you have been cooped up on a cruise ship to get there.)

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

It is lovely to see the old wooden buildings with their grass roofs. It is a lovely city and a pleasure to wander around enjoying the unique architecture.

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London, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The old part of Torshavn is a real treat. It is like a living museum and the old buildings jostle together for warmth. They all blend together in terms of turf roofs and wall colours. People still live and work here, so it is not all perfect and some modern buildings have been allowed to intrude. There are cafes near... More 

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Torshavn, Faroe Islands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Tinganes is unique and demanding. As an ancient place of Parliament it predates the Icelandic Thingvellir by some 50 og 70 years. Clearly a fact you will not hear in Iceland. The Faroe Islands Government now presides there as well as a number of privately owned houses of residence. It's unique because you are free to wander around and in... More 

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Regina, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I love Faroe Island ,it's really very much cold ,specially for a Brazilian :) but I recommend ,the island is full of history and the people are very receptive! Must go!

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Montreal, Canada
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683 helpful votes 683 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This place is different ! When you step in from a cruiseship the first impression is that you are in a kind of Disneyland or Tivoli type of reproduction ! You are back hundred of years ago !!! First walk or wander around the port and Parliement part of the city and then get to the center of the city... More 

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Reykjavík, Gullbringusysla, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The most beautiful old town in the world. You can feel the historical atmosphere. We meet old fishermen and young people who were training for Rowing.

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Brisbane, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
57 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Interesting to walk around - some lovely colourful wooden buildings along the harbour area. Also many cafes and restaurants. Very close to the ferry terminal.

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Seattle, WA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A pleasant enough way to spend 30 minutes walking around. It's a set of buildings on a peninsula. Kinda oozes Nordic charm.

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