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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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  • August 15, 2017
    I've found that historical attractions in Albania often lack for historical information or context, but Kruja castle has a small museum dedicated to Skanderbeg, a national hero. There are some interes...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Observing the reconstruction of the castle of national hero explains l es elte architectural of some "private castles" you'll see in Albania and reminiscent of shapes and qualities of the product Playmobil constructions
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  • August 13, 2017
    The ride to the castle is nice, but as elsewhere in Albania, be careful where we put our feet (course slippery). The castle is in ruins, he almost nothing left to see except a still standing Dungeon (closed when we visited). Free access. THE view over the Valley and the village of Krujë is superb.
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  • April 11, 2017
    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.
  • June 5, 2017
    very nice landscapes and top view over berat from this place, rich of history
  • April 17, 2017
    Its good to get some historic information about this castle.
  • March 7, 2017
    Very nice place. A piece of history of Albania.
  • May 16, 2017
    Beautiful place where you can take a coffee

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