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Well maintained old buildings being used by the government

It was interesting walking around the many old buildings that are well maintained. Most are... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Fred T
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Reno, Nevada
Historic section of the city

Interesting quiet streets not built for cars (or buses) before subdivisions were the norm for city... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard F
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Brampton, Ontario, Canada
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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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Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was interesting walking around the many old buildings that are well maintained. Most are painted black and have sod grass roofs. These are still being used by the government; we saw one for the prime minister.

Thank Fred T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting quiet streets not built for cars (or buses) before subdivisions were the norm for city streets.

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is really cool to wander around. When we arrived on the ferry at 7am, this place is “open” to walk around when nothing else was. The footpaths are slightly uneven so watch your footing. There are also some information boards with information on...More

Thank HellyWelly93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful place shows again the faroese attitude. In most countries the governmental districts and important political buildings are surrounded by fences or packed with security. Here you dont see ANYTHING of this. They dont have to hide something and are open to welcome you....More

Thank JanSmithSchneider
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tinganes is just amazing. I never thought that a government area could be sooooo relaxed and beautiful. Tinganes is one of the most epic places I've visited in the Faroe Islands and I must show my respect for the Faroese people and its government for...More

Thank paedrus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I so much respect the Faroese people and government that they take so good care of their heritage. The houses are kept so beautiful, such a delight to stroll there, soak in the history and atmosphere. I cannot imagine a more magical place for government...More

Thank pepics
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Although it wasn't working when we visited (too much rain), seeing it was a highlight of our walk around this area. Also - the most picturesque government buildings we have ever seen.

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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

I have never seen a Goverment complex like this in the world. Based in the old vikings buildings it is a complex of very old houses with grass roofs and a maze like of amazing old houses. Beautiful

Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I have visited Tinganes several times and I find always peace between the old houses. All the houses are well kept and place invites to a peaceful walk. I always take my time to enjoy the architecture and high standard of construction our ancestor used...More

Thank Ivar T
Reviewed August 16, 2018

It's an area near the harbor and center of Torshavn. It's filled with wonderful builds, government building and a restored area that great to walk through and photograph. It's very close to the cathedral. The streets are cobble stone and the homes and builds are...More

Thank Richard F
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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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