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Address: Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands

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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Nice piece of history in the heart of the city

Good to walk if you want to look at the old historical buildings and experience ancient time spirit. Simple and nice design, excellent conditions of the historical buildings... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Good to walk if you want to look at the old historical buildings and experience ancient time spirit. Simple and nice design, excellent conditions of the historical buildings. Black red and white, very nice!

Thank PolarBird13
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Nice place with spirit of history. I like such buildings and streets. If you have enough time for this city, I can recommend this place for visiting.

Thank Mila747
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Tinganes, in Tørshavn, is a neighborhood close to the port very cute with many old typical houses of Faroe Island! There are no streets or numbers on houses! Amazing!

Thank Wilson N
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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful old part of Torshavn. Very picturesque. People live there or go to work there. Governement offices for Faroes, and from ab. year 1000 the place where leading Faroese people came together once a year to solve problems and make common decisions.

Thank Ingelise G
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

A gorgeous town worth a return visit. We were on a cruise which called in so only had a few hours but were so thrilled with this place that we are booking a flight to stay longer.

1 Thank Josephine C
Pattaya, Thailand
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810 reviews
522 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Take a stroll around this Torshavn district and its colorful homes and buildings...a must for any visitor to the Faeroes. Quaint munipical buildings, churches, shoppes and wharfs dot the landscapes. Tiganes is the oldest area if this small capital city.

Thank Larry M
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4 reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This is a must see for everyone that come to Faroe Islands!! So pretty to walk around think about the history and image how life was here!

Thank Elín Ósk M
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Collection of old buildings which house the public offices. Really interesting to see them amongst the modern marina. Wonder how they mode the lawn.

Thank Loftie1
Reykjavik, Iceland
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Total immersion to the past like 500 years ago Cultural twister and excellent experience on overall Particularly fascinated by grass covered gable roofs This kind of make sense to me but still the experience of seeing people cutting the grass on their roofs with lawn mower is unforgetfull!!

Thank kupitdom
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154 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Include this as part of your first walking tour of Torshavn. Not far from the fort and ideal for photos of the harbours with ferries coming and going.

Thank RaibeartAlba

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