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Kruja Castle

Near Tirana, Kruje 1501, Albania
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“national hero” (28 reviews)
“day trip” (12 reviews)
Near Tirana, Kruje 1501, Albania
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is not so much the castle which makes a visit here worthwhile but the whole Kruje experience. Kruje castle stands on a Crag overlooking the plain below with wide views. Within the walls there are 2 museums and the approach there is a cobbled...More

Thank 20Natalie20
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not much left, just a closed tower and part of the walls, bit very close to the museum where we were and excellent views of Kruje and its surroundings.

Thank ggold113
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle itself is a ruin, but the view is fabulous. You can see all the way to the Adriatic. No wonder Skanderbeg picked this spot.

Thank OKayHouston
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While I understand the importance of this place to Albanian history, there are much more impressive sites even in Albania. The castle looks impressive from outside, but once inside you realize there isn't much here. Throw in the fact that there's a mood killing modern...More

Thank AaronS0421
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My visit to this place was a great experience. it is well maintained with a stone road and shops on both sides that sells hand crafted and other merchandise. You pass the shops on your way to the castle so try and pop in, take...More

Thank KirstenPTA
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I've found that historical attractions in Albania often lack for historical information or context, but Kruja castle has a small museum dedicated to Skanderbeg, a national hero. There are some interesting artifacts there, and limited info in English. The views from atop the castle are...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Its a modern building beside the remains of the old castle, you can enjoy good lunch or dinner in the restaurants around the area where you can enjoy the views

Thank Mohammed H
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Visiting Kruja Castle is pretty easy - hike up through the market and follow the relatively short but steep path into the castle ruins. There is no charge to wander around the castle ground (you will have to pay to enter the modern museum). Hike...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 28 June 2017

For my money, it's more impressive looking from the outside looking in, but it's worth the short (but steep) climb up to explore inside, visit the two museum, and the find the pretty teqe. Good view out toward the west on a clear day; it...More

Thank LMOverby
Reviewed 26 June 2017

You definitely must come to Kruja and visit the Old Bazaar, the Castle, the Skanderbeg Museum and the Ethnographic museum. The castle is located in a very strategic point of the city on the top of a very steep hill. The view from the Castle...More

Thank 655ERMES
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31 January 2017|
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Response from Akke F | Reviewed this property |
There is a museum in the castle. The entrance fee was about € 3 per person, but I can't remember it exactly anymore. The children had to pay as well.
31 January 2017|
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Response from madmu2016 | Reviewed this property |
Tirana is well worth a visit. As a woman travelling alone I would organise a taxi from the hotel. Albanian buses are something different and when I'm on them am with my son who is Albanian. Agree price beforehand - hotel... More
Robert K
12 March 2016|
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Response from ruzha2014 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I cannot help you. I traveled by the bus of the Czech tourist office.