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Tinganes

Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
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Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Torshavn
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Description: The attractive, historic centre of Torshavn, with old grass-roofed buildings. The headquarters of the Faroese Government is based here.
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Towcester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This "cute" parliament is astonishingly accessible - huddled together, many of the buildings with grass roofs, on a small peninsula between the two harbours. There is evidence that you could enter any of the buildings but it was charming to stumble upon a wooden door with a glass pain in it and saying "prime minister". This is government on a... More

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Chattanooga, TN
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91 reviews 91 reviews
12 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

People still live here! It was a pleasure to stroll through well-preserved historical buildings and see residents' laundry hung out to dry alongside official and private offices. While we found all the "modern necessities" in Torshavn (except a laundromat), we felt that the people were very much steeped in their history and culture. Tinganes epitomized this. I highly recommend enhancing... More

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The Villages, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The Faroe Islands and Torshavn are just another of Denmark's Jewels. We previously spent 4 days in Copenhagen and unfortunately did not have time to see other parts of Denmark. We booked a 2 hour tour and we were quite impressed with the area and being so tranquil. We travelled up the scenic ridge along the Southern part of Streymoy... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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69 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The grass thatched cottages in Tinganes are really unique & are really fascinating to walk around. It is unusual to see so many really old houses which are preserved so well. People are still living in these miniature houses & the whole area looks like a little model village. These houses date back from the 17th century & you really... More

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florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
56 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Tinganes is a fairly compact area with much history. From the Parliament Building to the grass roofed cottages, it is a fairy tale in real life. To get the most from it I would suggest a walking tour. If you want to get a little more flavor, hop on the RED local bus, it is free and runs in a... More

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
25 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We only had a few hours in Torshavn but there was so much to see and in this compact area of town it was hard to miss anything. Arriving from the Scottish mainland, this place is so different with turf roofed wooden, brightly painted houses and narrow alleyways straddling the harbour. The old town is home to the parliament buildings... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Walking around Tinganes on a quiet Sunday morning listening to the sound of church bells and catching glimpses of the boats in the harbour over the turf roofs is a truly lovely experience.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Tinganes is Torshavn's Parliament Building located right on the waterfront. Can't miss this red brick structure with a green roof. There is a very large colony of storm petrels on this island. Interesting to know that Torshavn is Norse for God of Thunder.

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Östra Nyland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Really interesting history and unbelievably charming little houses and alleys. A guided walking tour is recommended.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Our walk around Tinganes with Kemm Poulsen, an excellent guide, was fascinating. It was quite moving to see the old chiefs' 'signatures' in the rocks

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