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Beautiful way to get a hit of the culture

The faroese are very relaxed. You can see that here with no security and freedom to walk around... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark S
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How to run a country

Tinganes has been the parliamentary area since the days of the Vikings. Unpretentious, calm... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2018
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Constantia, South Africa
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The attractive, historic centre of Torshavn, with old grass-roofed buildings. The headquarters of the Faroese Government is based here.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The faroese are very relaxed. You can see that here with no security and freedom to walk around. Take pictures and if the weather is nice I suggest you have a little wonder around the aria as it hosts some beautiful traditional buildings.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mark S
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

Tinganes has been the parliamentary area since the days of the Vikings. Unpretentious, calm, peaceful, accessible- what a way to run a country. Simple old buildings with no security or sense of grandeur. Look at impressive results all around the country.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 25 November 2018

Vinalegur og fallegur staður sem engine sem hingað kemur ætti að láta fram hjá sér fara, er svo sannarlega þess virði að skoða. Friendly and beautiful place, everyone how came to Tórshavn should come here

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gudnysig2018
Reviewed 14 November 2018

Torshavn is, apparently, the smallest capital city in the world, and the country is governed from traditional old buildings in the tiny, charming old quarter. Sitting on a slender peninsula between two harbours, Tinganes is a nice place to wander.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cristofa
Reviewed 16 October 2018

It was interesting walking around the many old buildings that are well maintained. Most are painted black and have sod grass roofs. These are still being used by the government; we saw one for the prime minister.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Fred T
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Interesting quiet streets not built for cars (or buses) before subdivisions were the norm for city streets.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Richard F
Reviewed 7 October 2018

This place is really cool to wander around. When we arrived on the ferry at 7am, this place is “open” to walk around when nothing else was. The footpaths are slightly uneven so watch your footing. There are also some information boards with information on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HellyWelly93
Reviewed 5 October 2018

This beautiful place shows again the faroese attitude. In most countries the governmental districts and important political buildings are surrounded by fences or packed with security. Here you dont see ANYTHING of this. They dont have to hide something and are open to welcome you....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JanSmithSchneider
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Tinganes is just amazing. I never thought that a government area could be sooooo relaxed and beautiful. Tinganes is one of the most epic places I've visited in the Faroe Islands and I must show my respect for the Faroese people and its government for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank paedrus
Reviewed 19 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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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