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Address: Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
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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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The must-go-to-historical-site in Faroe Islands

So much history and charming houses. Take walk in between the houses and be amazed by the small passages. Look at the view of the harbour and remember to read a bit about the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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English first
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So much history and charming houses. Take walk in between the houses and be amazed by the small passages. Look at the view of the harbour and remember to read a bit about the history.

Thank Kristina E
Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tinganes is an interesting place with a lot of beautiful old houses. Yhe houses are very well kept. I can recommend the place.

Thank MarzuJ
Lancashire England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cluster of old grass roofed buildings on the tiny peninsula in Torshaven harbour is very picturesque. It is central between the main shopping area and the sea. It covers quite a small area and only takes about 15 to 20 minutes to wander around and see all the buildings. There are quite a few houses and government offices. It... More 

Thank simply-peregrinating
Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This is a amazing part of the City and home to the local Parliament. The Grass roofs and the fact that they are so well maintained and loved. The narrow alleyways and uneven steps make it a little hard for those with Mobility issues so be warned. Vistas of the harbour from every angle.

2 Thank dgg123
The Woodlands, Texas, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

The church was interesting. The rest of the village was not. I have seen much more interesting historical sites. The islands are beautiful. I did not see anything anywhere that I will have to revisit. Too small. Our tour guide was not very happy with us tourists visiting and I will not revisit

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

It's a bunch of quaint buildings with grass on the roofs. Love that these are government buildings. But how are these the nr 1 attractions in Thórshavn? That is a thimbs down for everyone.

1 Thank Snorri V
Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Quiet little street that has the mayor's office in one of the historic buildings. The tour guide suggested we stop in to say hello, but he had left for the day. This area is close to the harbor and definitely worth a stroll around.

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Fortson, GA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Another couple, my wife & I stopped in Torshavn on 8/14 as part of a North Atlantic cruise. We strolled the streets near the harbor for a short, pleasant visit, enjoying the local architecture & shops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Very unique, historic area, featuring lots of government buildings with grass roofs for insulation. Right by the waterside, nice views across the harbor to colorful buildings. Wish the weather was better when I visited, but still quite interesting. This is the oldest parliament in Europe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Picturesque area in the capital with wood buildings serving as government offices. Deserves a stroll round great photo opportunities.

Thank Angela075

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