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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Very atmospheric area in central Torshavn. Beautiful and cute houses which are clearly well cared for and preserved - definitely recommended.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

It is interesting to think that the first Ting was based here almost 800 years ago (or was it in the Year 800?), yet still it is the home of the Prime Minister's office. A nice little walk-through.

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Faroe Islands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

probably the oldest parlament in the world, very nice and interesting place to walk around. if you are lucky you can say hi to the prime minister.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

A bit of history wrapped around the port. Lovely old buildings. Particularly impressed by the Prime Minister's Office which must be the least pretentious of all PM offices.

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Thornaby on Tees, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

A small and hilly area to walk around but well worth it. Turf roofed houses mainly of wood and most now used as recreational cottages. Nice to see traditional buildings still being used for practical purposes.

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Address: Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
Location: Europe  >  Faroe Islands  >  Streymoy  >  Torshavn

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