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Tinganes, Torshavn

Walk among the charming turf-roofed cottages at Tinganes, the cradle of Viking parliamentary democracy. Around 900 CE, the first Viking parliament met here on the flat rocky promontory in between harbors. To this day, the building on the farthest point of the jetty serves as seat of the Faroese government. The tiny main street is lined by 17th-century houses built from a combination of timber and red-painted stone. The guards will provide some historical information if you ask them. To visit Tinganes and get the most from your holiday in Torshavn, create itinerary details personal to you using our Torshavn vacation planning site .
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  • One should begrudge themselves a trip up the old quarter with these glorious buildings, which is win and quirky. Many of the houses still have grass on the roof and one finds name tags on who has lived here sometime.
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  • 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 tourist...  more »
  • 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 visiti...  more »

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