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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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  • From the Hotel Panorama walk down through the rambling tourist craft and antique shops and up the gently twisting slopes to the caste entrance. Amongst the old castle and museum the communists have fi...  more »
  • The castle is hard to reach and not much to see from the site but it is impressive from the village to see. Castle is located just above a great market place where you can easily find locally made art...  more »
  • This historic castle and attached museum is nestled in the mountains north of Albania's capital,T irana is less than an hour from the capital. Panoramic views of the surrounding area, in including the...  more »
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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