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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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Old Town charm

We had a guided tour of this lovely part of one of the worlds smallest capitals. This area is mainly timber built buildings with a turf roof. It contains government offices, shops... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a guided tour of this lovely part of one of the worlds smallest capitals. This area is mainly timber built buildings with a turf roof. It contains government offices, shops and houses. The building that stands out is the parliament building. We had a lovely sunny day to visit and this brought out the colour of the buildings... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This old part of Tórshavn is very charming. The streets are narrow and the small black and red wooden houses with grass roofs are beautiful. We went for a walk on own and therefore didn't pay anything, but it is also possible to go on a guided tour.

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Thank UdeAtOpleve
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautyful architectural strucktures from ceveral centuries form a unique gem in the very center of Torshavn. Do not miss the oportunity when in Faroe Islands!

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North Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Apart from the fact it's completely free, the chance to walk around the old buildings of Tinganes should be on anyone's itinerary for Torshavn. Look out for details such as fish drying from the eaves of buildings, grass roofs and architectural flourishes - but try to be respectful of those who live and work in the area.

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Maitland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the oldest part of the city located on a peninsula jutting into the harbor. This is the location of the parliament established by Norwegian colonists in 825. The current red painted, sod roofed wooden buildings date from the 16th & 17th centuries and it is very interesting to walk among them and learn the history of the area.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good choice for a trip wheh the weather is not the best one. If you leave you car just at the harbour parking (2hrs free) Tiganes will be just at hand. (300m). The best way to discover beauty of many old and colourfull houses is to slowly walk among them. Some are really charming. In the neighbourhood there is the... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Torshavn, or Thor's Harbor, is the capital of the Faroe Islands. They are half way between Scotland and Iceland. They fall under the domain of Denmark. Denmark provides about 1/3 of their annual budget, along with defense and judicial system. Most Faroese travel to Denmark for their college education. This proves to be a problem as many stay in Denmark.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Historic buildings by the harbour in Torshavn, with some old grass-roofed houses amongst them. Well worth a gentle stroll around - very relaxing despite being within a "capital city"....

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Went through this little area a couple of times, and maybe because it was April, it was incredibly peaceful and the architecture showed the buildings were loved and respected.. Seeing them in sunshine with the Spring flowers was delightful and the information boards gave enough detail without standing out obtrusively. Well worth a quiet amble through.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This district is the old seat of government. It is still the prime minister's offices. You can wander freely amongst the beautiful old buildings. You can even go into the Prime Minister's office! For the best view, get on to the water. The Nolsoy ferry provides wonderful views.

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