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Tinganes

Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
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Picturesque old town

We visited Torshavn on a cruise ship. Tinganes is a beautiful area full of winding streets with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
okiesooner09
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Most Beautiful part of the capital

Tinganes is definitly the most beautiful part of the capital with cozy small streets. You can even... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2018
Ponie1988
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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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Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
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"old town"
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"government offices"
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"prime minister"
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"wander around"
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"faroe islands"
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"interesting buildings"
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"grass covered"
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"beautiful area"
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"small peninsula"
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"winding streets"
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"guided tour"
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"cruise ship"
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"pleasant stroll"
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"an interesting place"
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"historic building"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

Tinganes is definitly the most beautiful part of the capital with cozy small streets. You can even find the office of the prime minister there. Although this quarter is pretty small it is worth visiting it.

Thank Ponie1988
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Reviewed November 11, 2017

This is a great part of Torshavn to wander. The buildings are historic and really interesting. Also picturesque with their colours and grass roofs. A lot of them are now government offices. Not far from the port if you are on a cruise ship.

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

These old houses of Thorshavn have great history. Different colours, different use inside but lot of government offices. They still allow car parking!

Thank Bjorn Johann B
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Reviewed September 22, 2017

This lovely little area in Torshavn is full of old houses in either red or black with a grass roof. It is quaint to walk around the small passageways which show a different aspect go the area as you go around each corner. It gives...More

Thank Gillian C
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Reviewed September 20, 2017

Beautiful old historic area of Torshavn and it was just a short walk from where our cruise ship pulled in. Quite a few buildings with the historic Grass covered roofs. Our tour guide explained that there are several layers of Birch Bark which makes a...More

Thank csarchibald
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Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

Take a stroll trough the historic quarter of Torshavn and see these beautiful houses! It's not big so it doesn't take long but you can extend the visit by reading the history of the quarter on the signs. Some of the houses are current government...More

Thank Julia B
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Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed walking around this old part if the town. Fascinated by the fish hanging out to dry! Interesting buildings.

Thank JaR1983
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Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

Interesting buildings and nice area for a stroll. Narrow cobblestone streets and well kept old buildings. Bring a camera! Situated on the hill in the middle of the harbour.

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Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

We only had a few hours in Torshavn since we arrived in the Faroes on a cruise ship, which docked 20-30 minutes from the capital. After a quick stroll up the main modern street, we returned to the port area to focus our time on...More

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