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Kruja Castle, Kruje

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Artifacts in the Museum of the fortress is not very much. But the atmosphere is impressive. Magnificent view from the walls of the sea. Blows the old
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  • Most visited by tourists place in Albania, as from our impression. The road is good for cars and buses. No hiking needed. Nice old bazar on the way to the castle with all range of souvenirs you can fi...  read more »
  • Interesting place to see. To the beautiful views of the mountains and surrounding valleys. The castle itself has Scanderberga Museum, the ethnographic museum, showing the craft and living conditions in Albania over the 300 years mosque which deal with derwisze. Inside the castle there is a number of small inhabited houses. Sheer upper Kruja also interesting, you might want to go on. "Turkish Bazaar". You can go to any of the many restaurants or bakeries where you'll get min. delicious byrki. Access to Kruji can be no problem with Durres (keep in mind that busy to Krui not just from the bus station, but the main street next to the train station, just ask someone at the station it will show and then in the lower Kruji change to the location of the to the top of Krui, also will show what and how:). Recommend.
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  • Great view of the city from the castle and interesting museum inside
  • Possibly the site of the best day of my life so far; a brilliant cluster of fascinting museums and exhibits in a really amazing location. To put it mildly: Skanderbeg picked a good spot.
  • The best museum in all ballkans..
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  • It is the best place to start learning about Albanian medieval history. It was the main castle of that era. It has 2 most amazing museums National Museum Gjergj Kastrioti Skenderbeu (George Kastrioti Skanderbeg) and Kruja Ethnographic Museum, where you can see, read and hear about the historical events and people and of course Gjergj Kastrioti, and about traditional food and dressing code of that time. From this castle you can see other cities like Tirana, the capital, and Durres. You can take some beautiful pictures during sun set as well.
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