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Kruja Castle, Kruje

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See why Kruja Castle, which survived three sieges from Ottoman invaders, earned a place on the Albanian 1,000 lekë banknote. Inside the fortress' ancient walls is the National Skanderbeg Museum, where you will find artifacts from the battles fought just outside its walls. Although there is a small fee for the museum, there is no entrance fee to enter the castle's walls and it does not take long to tour. A traditional bazaar near the attraction offers you a chance to treasure hunt among merchant's stalls and blankets. Consider touring the town below and snapping some pictures of the attraction on the hill from the beneath its stone tower. Arrange to visit Kruja Castle and other attractions in Kruje using our Kruje family vacation planner.
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  • One of the most interesting historical castles in Albania. MUST in Albania because of significant period of rules of Skenderbeg, their national hero.  more »
  • We stayed at the Panorama Hotel, a short distance to the castle. We made the trek through the cobblestone street three times. Spring is an amazing time to visit the castle, there were so many wildflow...  more »
  • There really is not much castle left, but what the location has great views, has interesting, rather higgledy-piggledy ruins, and we liked the ethnographic museum. There is not charge for the castle a...  more »
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  • Heads up: super biased because this is my birthplace. This place is gorgeous and historical, and the view is quite breathtaking. All of Albania should be this historical and well maintained. Take a seat and have your lunch under the warm sun or enjoy a beer with the pleasant breeze. The castle is gorgeous. Can't recommend this place enough! Good to visit with both family and friends.
  • very nice landscapes and top view over berat from this place, rich of history
  • Its good to get some historic information about this castle.
  • Very nice place. A piece of history of Albania.
  • Beautiful place where you can take a coffee