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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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  • Recommend a visit to the ethnographic museum, located in an Ottoman House original and well preserved.
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  • The town of Kruja and its castle are one of the most popular destinations outside Tirana. The town of Kruja is located about an hour's drive from the capital, arrived in the city centre you will have to leave the car and walk up to the Castle. The Castle overlooks the town and offers spectacular views, at night you can see the lights of Bari ... The castle is open to visitors and is well maintained and organized. Recommend to visit this place so special and unique. Means to Kruja: rental car Mini bus from Tirana cost about 200 Lek TAXI cost 60 euros with car available.
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  • I have been there in the summer, despite being of Albanian origin, was the first time for me to see this scenario. A heritage, stunning panoramic views from the Castle, very picturesque. I highly recommend visiting first the city, because it is a treasure of Albania to be missed!
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  • Medieval castle mainly ruins but has very interesting 18th century pasha's house. Can take a tour with an English speaking guide who was excellent and funny. Learned much about how grain was milled, olive oil made, cloth and felt produced, shoes made, local alcoholic drink, etc as well as touring the pasha's family quarters with objects from the time, stenciled walls, Turkish bath inside the house etc. Definitely visit this museum/house. It's not the Skanderbej museum which is a new construction but the 1700s house further on.
  • One of the biggest attractions of Albania. Located near Tirana. Birthplace of Skanderbeg .
  • the castle is nice and the restaurants near by have good food and great views. also, a nice bazar near by. its worth the trip
  • Very important historical landmark for Albania and Balkans history.
  • Great view of the city from the castle and interesting museum inside