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Kruja Castle

Near Tirana, Kruje 1501, Albania
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
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“national hero” (29 reviews)
“day trip” (13 reviews)
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Near Tirana, Kruje 1501, Albania
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"national hero"
in 29 reviews
"ethnographic museum"
in 16 reviews
"day trip"
in 13 reviews
"great view"
in 8 reviews
"albanian history"
in 13 reviews
"adriatic sea"
in 4 reviews
"great history"
in 4 reviews
"interesting artifacts"
in 3 reviews
"take your time"
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"surrounding mountains"
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"panorama hotel"
in 3 reviews
"steep path"
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"old bazaar"
in 8 reviews
"lovely place"
in 3 reviews
"ottoman empire"
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"tirana"
in 43 reviews
"castle"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a nice trip to Krujë especially because this was the only touristic place we got to visit. Little market with crafts and souvenirs. The castle is beautiful and has a very rich history. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Haaf
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This castle from the XI century AD was the center of the Albanian resistance against the Ottomans in the XV century. It is located on top of a hill and naturally protected by steep cliffs. The walls are still well preserved in most parts of...More

Thank adrianTirana
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Big and beautiful old castle. An historic castle that have happened a lot wars on that walls. The view spectacular.

Thank Aris K
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Kruja Castle / Skanderberg is well worth a visit. Note tip for EATING at end review. With car theres parking at top of road and you can bypass tourist shops. Otherwise if coach you will do tourist street. Once inside the castle the museum is...More

Thank Haydn M
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Kruja Castle is well-worth visiting; it offers a beautiful view of the entire Kruje area, you can also visit the Skenderbeu Muesum that was unfortunately closed when we visited. Also, don't miss Restaurant Bardhi, excellent food, very cosy and affordable.

Thank Shortee_79
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

If you take the bus from the North bus station in Tirana, Kruja is about an hour and 10 minute journey which makes this place a perfect day trip! I was in Kruja for about 2 hours which you don't need much more time to...More

Thank Keegan S
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Our visit to Kruja castle was enjoyable. Only limited parts of the original castle still exist but one gets a good impression of what this oft-besieged citadel must have been like in its heyday. Today, the view is great and gives a good idea of...More

Thank Dennison M
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

The trip was part of the social programs of the conference. The site is nice, quaint, well kept and instructive. Visiting the decades old Skanderbeg Museum you can learn a lot about country’s feudal times and about the local icon ruler of the 15th century....More

1  Thank Aburel
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

It is not as interesting as other attractions in Kruje, mostly because of not very precise and sensitive restoration of the fortress.

Thank D0cumenta
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

We were there on a Monday, so the museum was closed. However, we did walk around the grounds and it is lovely. The views are magnificent.

Thank Progenitor
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cjsweetcandy
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.
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cjsweetcandy
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
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192RobertK
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.
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