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Tinganes

Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
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the old town

Tinganes is the old town of Torshavn the capitol of the Far Oe Islands. One of the most ancient... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rickypar
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Genoa, Italy
grass-topped buildings....different!

Historical feature of the Faroes and historic seat of government. Viewed from either side of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
polarbug
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Cambridge
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The attractive, historic centre of Torshavn, with old grass-roofed buildings. The headquarters of the Faroese Government is based here.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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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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"small peninsula"
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"winding streets"
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"beautiful area"
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"guided tour"
in 5 reviews
"pleasant stroll"
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"historic building"
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"interesting place"
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"fish hanging"
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"cruise ship"
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"short walk"
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"few hours"
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"walk around"
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"grass roof"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 30 March 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 30 January 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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Reviewed 6 January 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 12 November 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 3 October 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 22 September 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 20 September 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 10 September 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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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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