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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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  • 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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  • Kruja Castle is well-worth visiting; it offers a beautiful view of the entire Kruje area, you can also visit the Skenderbeu Muesum that was unfortunately closed when we visited. Also, don't miss Resta...  more »
  • If you take the bus from the North bus station in Tirana, Kruja is about an hour and 10 minute journey which makes this place a perfect day trip! I was in Kruja for about 2 hours which you don't need ...  more »
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  • If you visit Albania, this is a 'must see' place..the Museums...the castle..the food..the shopping street with old and new stuff..you will definetely enjoy it...and Skenderbeg's statue of course..in the beggining of the street..make time for Kruja..you won't regret it!
  • Nice place. There is a museum inside of the castle which is pretty boring. There is not much thing to see here beside the building itself
  • 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.
  • A museum worth visiting. Very nice castle and good sourrounding for eating traditional Albanian food and buying hand made souveniers.
  • Imposing castle and impressive story of the Albanian national hero. I like his helmet very much :-)

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