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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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  • We visited the Krujë Castle, that has proudly stood for the last fifteen centuries despite witnessing the long turbulent history of this place. Thanks to Gjergj Skanderbeg, the legendary Albanian... 
    We visited the Krujë Castle, that has proudly stood for the last fifteen centuries despite witnessing the long turbulent history of this place. Thanks to Gjergj Skanderbeg, the legendary Albanian...  more »
  • The Albanian people are identified with the history of Kruje Castle. This castle is one of the most visited places in Albania. Within the fortress is located one of the main attractions, the National....  more
    The Albanian people are identified with the history of Kruje Castle. This castle is one of the most visited places in Albania. Within the fortress is located one of the main attractions, the National....  more »
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  • Beautiful medieval castle! The old bazaar right before getting to the castle is really impressive as well. Narrow little streets are really picturesque and full of vendors selling all kinds of souvenirs.
  • Magnificent views, handcrafted goods, delicious food in small restaurants. A place full of history. Spotters bonus - you can observe planes landing and starting from Tirana airport.

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