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Kruja Castle

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Address: Near Tirana, Kruje 1501, Albania
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Small village, but great shopping

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 artisan works. I bouth a beatiful hand made wool carpet that adorns my living room today. Kruje has some wonderful places... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 Adriatic Ocean. Wonderful sunset sitting at the outdoor patio enjoying a drink. The locals are very friendly and willing to help you. Their command of English is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful town which also is the centre for the national hero Skanderberg. Good place to spend half day in at a relaxed pace. It has very beautiful cobblestone alleyways and gorgeous old architecture. We met Xeni one of the fre inhabitants of the small original village in Kruja castle. He took us around and even showed us the Teqe... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Krujë castle is located on top of a hill in the city of Krujë, the ancient capital of Albania and the center of Skanderbeg's battle against the Ottoman Empire. The castle is reached by a cobbled slope, flanked on both sides by gift shops selleng the local wears. Inside the castle walls several interesting things are found - the Teqe... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

A well preserved site from the beginning of Albania time. It tells the story how it all began in the 15th century.

Thank USDutchie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We went to Albania for family reasons and had a few days to spare. Heard about this place and decided to go. It was very interesting. A bit steep to get to castle but once inside it is very nicely kept. Even has an elevator. We went on our own because we speak and read inAlbanian but I would reccomend... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Most visited by tourists place in Albania, as from our impression. The road is good for cars and buses. No hiking needed. Nice old bazar on the way to the castle with all range of souvenirs you can find in Albania, by the same prices, and you can always bargain. Castle itself is quite small, with quite impressive museum of... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Lovely little castle at the top of the hill. Easy 1 hour bus ride from Tirana so you could do visit and be back in Tirana within 4 to 5 hours. The castle itself houses the Skanderbeg Museum, as well as an Ethnographic museum. Also offers beautiful views over Kruje and the surrounding mountains.

Thank Salman S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Beautiful castle that really enriches the history of Skenderbeu. It covers his family history and his impact not only in Albania but across the whole world!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Beautiful drive up to the castle and cool town. Is so worth it to go there. The food was delicious in the restaurant too!

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