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Tinganes

Address: Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Torshavn
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Owner description: The attractive, historic centre of Torshavn, with old grass-roofed buildings. The headquarters of...
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Owner 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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Reykjavík, Gullbringusysla, Iceland
2 reviews
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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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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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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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14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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108 helpful votes 108 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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70 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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