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Kruja Castle

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Address: Near Tirana, Kruje 1501, Albania
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank bobbylupo
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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
Boston, Massachusetts
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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!

Thank Addie M
Lubaczow, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

A gorgeus place not only for history lovers. You can park your car 5 mins walk from the Castle. The Castle is located on the hill, from which view is beautiful. It takes for about 3-4 hours to visit the place and have a nice lunch Kruje is not far from Durres (for about 1 h). Definitely well spent time... More 

Thank Lukas O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The castle is high on a hill and the Skanderbeg museum is located inside. On the top of the hill, on the castle remains, there is a house with garden, where you can have a restaurant meal. The food is actually from the garden, prepared by the woman who lives there. They also have rooms and you can park your... More 

Thank Akke F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

One of the best castles in the world, it has two museums that can share a part of it's legendary history with you and the nicest of views. Also recommended to visit the Tekke.

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