ABOUT & HISTORY

If only these walls could talk. For more than 340 years, Fútastova, or The Bailiff’s House, has been the home of many prominent historical figures and functioned as everything from residence to school, church, meeting hall, art museum, embassy, concert hall and now a restaurant.

Fútastova has also been at the epicentre of Faroese history. Its central location in the historical part of Tórshavn makes it a key witness to many historical events that have shaped the whole country and its inhabitants.

The building was originally built to house the Danish king’s representative in the Faroe Islands and bailiff. This postition was called “fúti”. The representative was for hundreds of years the most powerful person in the Faroe Islands. He acted as administrative police officer and tax collector.

Fútastova has also been neighbor to many important public institutions such as Parliament, the historical monopoly, the local courts, and now the Faroese Government.

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