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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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Beautiful even on a rainy day

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Reykjavik, Iceland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Well worth walking through these beautiful houses of Tinganes. I would familiarise myself with the Faroese history first to fully enjoy it. Oh and bring your camera.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Don't be confused - this isn't a folk museum; it's a real place where people live and work. Don't knock on the doors. That said, Tinganes is a superb place to have a wander around for an hour or so, marvelling at the old buildings and taking the inevitable walk down to the headland. The headland at Tinganes must be... More 

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Fredrikstad, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Very charming area with traditional Faroeese settlings. Narrow streets and tiny houses, almost like a hobbit settlement. A must in Torshavn.

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Tartu, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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

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