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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 calls

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Torshavn, Faroe Islands
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Torshavn, Faroe Islands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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594 reviews 594 reviews
369 attraction reviews
661 helpful votes 661 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
46 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I visit here on a cruise to Iceland. It is a beautiful and quaint city. The Tourist Information Office is exceptionally helpful, they recommended walking tours, bus rides (red buses are free, but they only operate weekdays), did a circular tour of over an hour, very scenic. Went to a museum Culture museum on another bus and did a walk... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The heart of old Torshavn, a chaotic jumble of turf-roofed houses and cobbled lanes. Check out the Viking sundial, peer into the windows of government ministries or watch dawn break over the harbour. Should be on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The area is really small but it is worthy to random through the tyoical houses, which are still so well preserved.

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Towcester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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