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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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  • The castle itself is hardly preserved. Some ruined walls and one tower that is pretty dangerous. However, you can expect wonderful views 360 degrees. There are also a few restaurants around so you...  more »
  • It was nice but a bit unsafe....much like Albania itself! View was nice from top but be careful. Place felt a bit commercial, with people also living in there! When we visited there were hoards of.....  more »
  • Castle of Kruja is a center of tourism in Albania, and a source of inspiration to Albanians. After Scanderbeg took the castle in 1443 the castle withstood three massive sieges from the Ottomans respectively in 1450, 1466 and 1467. Only after 10 years of the death of Scanderbeg the castle felt in Ottomans hands.
  • This place is beautiful and it has some nice views. We were just looking around, we didn't go to any museums or restaurants but it was still worth the trip. I think we could easily spend here 5-6 hours to see all and then eat.
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