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Tinganes

Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
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Rustic area of the city, with typical wooden houses and thatched roofs

Awesome !!!! Rustic area of the city, with typical wooden houses and thatched roofs. If you like... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
anafigueiredo2018
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Porto, Portugal
Good photo opportunity

We wandered through these buildings on arrival to Torshavn. It doesn't take long. There is grass... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
g13nl0
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The attractive, historic centre of Torshavn, with old grass-roofed buildings. The headquarters of the Faroese Government is based here.
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  • Average8%
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“old town” (17 reviews)
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Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
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"old town"
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"government offices"
in 8 reviews
"prime minister"
in 4 reviews
"small peninsula"
in 3 reviews
"winding streets"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 4 reviews
"guided tour"
in 5 reviews
"pleasant stroll"
in 2 reviews
"historic building"
in 2 reviews
"interesting place"
in 2 reviews
"fish hanging"
in 2 reviews
"walk around"
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"short walk"
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"few hours"
in 3 reviews
"cruise ship"
in 6 reviews
"grass roof"
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"parliament"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Awesome !!!! Rustic area of the city, with typical wooden houses and thatched roofs. If you like peaceful places you are in paradise. A quiet and wonderful place here the rustic blends with nature. if you want to have some calm you are in the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We wandered through these buildings on arrival to Torshavn. It doesn't take long. There is grass on the roofs.

Thank g13nl0
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tinganes is the historic location of the Faroese government, and is a part of Tórshavn. The parliament met there for the first time in the Viking ages when Norwegian placed there parliament on the location in 825. It is one of the oldest parliamentary meeting...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is amazing to walk betwen this old house late at night. The narrow street and chicken in tiny garden. Wow.

Thank Veiga66
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There really isn’t very much to see and do in Tórshavn, even though it’s the Faroes Islands capital it is still very small. As such a walk around this interesting old parliament area, which you can access directly from a harbour front stroll is well...More

Thank purplemyrtles
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The oldest part of the capital, where the parliament and the government building are is pleasant to walk around and snap photos of the wooden houses covered with grass sod roofs. The parliament there is one of the oldest and longest still in use in...More

1  Thank Krzysztof D
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

Tinganes is the old town of Torshavn the capitol of the Far Oe Islands. One of the most ancient historical centre of the world.

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Reviewed May 10, 2018

Historical feature of the Faroes and historic seat of government. Viewed from either side of the harbour is striking and attractive

Thank polarbug
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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

We were thrilled when we took a walk among the old houses. People are living in them so be careful not to trespass. It’s a beautiful area with lots of photo opportunities. Definately a must see.

Thank Lars S
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Reviewed January 29, 2018

We visited Torshavn on a cruise ship. Tinganes is a beautiful area full of winding streets with old cottages. It is near the harbor and we toured it before heading into town. It doesn't have a touristy feel to it.

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Traveling to and visiting the Faroe Islands opened my eyes to the breathtaking beauty of their Archipelago. For the first time, I was inundated with sheep, which was a surprisingly wonderful experience, after my initial fear... More
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