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Kruja Castle, Kruje

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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  • Nice well-tended castle.. Calm. Narrow alleys. Fantastic view.. I highly recommend it...
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  • From Tirana we made a detour to Kruja to visit the castle and then we had also talked about the typical local market, in the castle you can find the museum dedicated to the national hero Scanderberg, visit the various spaces dedicated to him with prints, Sculptures and paintings, after a visit to the local products and souvenirs market along the quaint streets of Kruja.
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  • To reach Kruja, one has to get up a pretty steep mountain, which makes one realize how inaccessible this place once must have been. The old bazaar has been restored, regretfully not for small workplaces and local traders like it used to be, but for tourist shops. The castle itself was destroyed, only the remnants are left, but within them, there are some restaurants with impressive view over a large part of the low lands.
  • Amazing historical place. Truly magnificent with breathtaking views of Albania
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