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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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  • This Citadel, built in the 5th and 6th century and then rebuilt in the 13th century by Charles of Anjou and later by the Ottomans, with its ruins, its wild vegetation, and its rare dwellings, its museum of Skandeberg, its shops also nearby, is missing no charm and reserves a beautiful view of the city of Kruja. A nice walk in perspective!...
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  • Very nice little castle with a nice panoramic view, nice little walk and beautiful pictures in perspective
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  • 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.
  • great town great castle. met a guide who cleaned the pavement. he took special care of the old town. he invited is for a drink. great memory. hopefully he will contact me I facebook or telephone....o am grateful to him.
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