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Tinganes

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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 of Tørshavn

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!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

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Toftir
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Pattaya, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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!!

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great place to wander and take in the beauty and history of the faroese parliament. Just wander at your hearts content and smile at the simplicity

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

A wonderful quaint little place to walk around, traditional, nice streets, houses and histoical buildings (esp once you find Parliament) but it can be quickly covered if you walk fast and wanted to. Is a nice area and is 4 stars based on the alternatives and the city offerings.

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