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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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Most interesting part of Torshavn

It's a beautiful area with small old houses and narrow crooked streets. For me, the most interesting and beautiful part of Torshavn.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Tartu, Estonia
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Tartu, Estonia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

It's a beautiful area with small old houses and narrow crooked streets. For me, the most interesting and beautiful part of Torshavn.

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
59 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is a small area near the harbour, with beautiful and colourful buildings that are crying out for UNESCO World Heritage Status. It covers the buildings of the Government departments as well as private houses, all carefully maintained. This could only be the delightful, rather eccentric city of Torshavn! If, like me, you get thirsty looking at historic buildings, the... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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66 reviews 66 reviews
7 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Nice perch on the harbor Quaint, historic building not far from charming roof-thatched houses You can sit on the bench and watch the boat racers, the seagulls or the boat in the harbor. Maybe if you are lucky, you can meet the PM of the Faroe Islands, who most certainly must have an office there.

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Stony Plain, Canada
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29 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is the old part of Torshavn and also holds government offices. We were honoured to have a tour of government offices as part of the conference we were attending. Worth a stroll through this area.

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London
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211 reviews 211 reviews
56 attraction reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
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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56 helpful votes 56 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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70 helpful votes 70 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 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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