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I so much respect the Faroese people and government that they take so good care of their heritage... read more

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Although it wasn't working when we visited (too much rain), seeing it was a highlight of our walk... read more

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The attractive, historic centre of Torshavn, with old grass-roofed buildings. The headquarters of the Faroese Government is based here.
Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
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Reviewed yesterday 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Oldest part of the town with grass roofed buildings and containing the government of the island group. Nice to wander around with helpful information boards at various locations. Some areas are a bit steep with uneven ground.

Thank Conrad N
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Exciting that you can walk so close to the ministries without guards and fences. Beautifully situated and restored. The whole area is worth a walk-through.

Thank JensPetterStrommen
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Lovely picturesque compact area in the centre of Torshavn between the two harbours and steeped in history. This is the location of the Faroese Parliament and Government buildings, narrow cobbled streets, grass roofed cottages and a photographic opportunity at every turn. Well maintained and a...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Historical government buildings including office of prime minister and ministries of finance and infrastructure. Really well maintained and highlighted by grass on the roof. Quite accessible although steep paths in part

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Reviewed 17 July 2018

This old area of the town is very preserved and there are a lot of interesting old buildings. Moreover, a lot of common people live in this area. A problem that I had is that when I visited there was a cruise ship and so...More

1  Thank Rosario_it
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Response from Michele S | Reviewed this property |
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