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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. To find out how to plan a trip to Kruje, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • The ruins of the old Castle in a vacant lot. A number of ethnographic museum and the Museum of Skanderbeg (national hero of Albania), restaurant. In general you can look with one eye. to view about the history of Albania expanded. Even Kruju views and surroundings with beautiful mountains. And that's all.
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  • Kruja Castle / Skanderberg is well worth a visit. Note tip for EATING at end review. With car theres parking at top of road and you can bypass tourist shops. Otherwise if coach you will do tourist str...  more »
  • not that there's much to visit ... but there is a splendid view and is an excellent opportunity to take a walk after visiting the Bazaar
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  • Well known as the capital of Albania in the reign of Skanderbeg, the reconstruction of the castle keep is now the Skanderbeg museum. A beautiful building and testament to the skill of Albanian architects and stonemasons. As an English speaking visitor, I wished for more information to have been translated, I would have loved to read more about Skanderbeg at the castle, but I guess I will have to learn to read Squip first. The museum would benefit from audio guides in manor European languages.
  • Historic place! Interested in the history and how it got developed until today. It was a shame could not get in because of the national holiday. But got to see local shops selling local souvenir.
  • Nice castle in an old town. Dont forget to pass by the old market
  • It's a Great old historic place to visit...
  • Great castle and museum and brilliant views of Tirana
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