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Krujas Castle Half Day Tour from Tirana
"Start your walking tour of Kruje visiting Kruja’s castle which was was the center of Skanderbeg's (National Hero of Albania) battle against the Ottoman Turks and today it is a center of tourism in Albania. Then we will see Skenderbeg’s  museum which which has a wonderful selection of authentic antiques and souvenirs and you can buy traditional Albanian costumes books musical instruments and different items from the communist days. By the end of the tour you will have a lunch break in one of Kruja’s restaurants. Tour will end in front of National Museum in the city center.""""Kruja a small characteristic town perched on a hill
From EUR39.00
 
Jeep Safari in Kruje
"The tour start at in the morning in the Center of Tirana or we can pick you up at the Hotel we will drive soft off-road in the national park of Qafe Shtama. The park is approximately 1100 meters above sea level a picturesque fountain with pure cold and curative water. After a short break in the park and our tour continue driving to Kruja city. A visit at the one of the oldest bazaar will not be missed on this tour. After the bazaar we will have the lunch break. After lunch we will visit the castle and the museum of Kruja fortes built during the 5th and 6th century. The name of Kruja derives from the Albanian word krua
From EUR59.00
 
Kruja Full Day Tour from Durres
"After pick-up from your hotel in Durres you will travel to Kruja. There you will visit Kruja castle and the Scanderbeg museum which is inside the castle. Another museum not to be missed is the Ethnographic museum. Here you will see the Albanian tradit lunch (optional and at extra cost) in a restaurant with traditional cuisine or another good place to eat can be suggested. Before you return to Durres there will be a stop in the old bazaar where you can find interesting souvenir from Albanian culture and history all handmade by the local artisans of Kruja.""""Kruja is the most important city symbol of the Albanian resistance under the leadership of Gjergj Kastrioti ""Skanderbeg"" who successfully fought the Ottomans for more than 25 years in the 15th century. Kruja castle was built in the 4th century the Skanderbeg Museum in the castle and the Ethnographic Museum. Climb up to the tower where you can admire a splendid panorama of Kruja and the surrounding area. Later you can do shopping in the beautiful old bazaar and buy local handmade souvenir."
From EUR62.00

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Castle in Kruja

From Tirana the minibuses leave from the Zogu i Zi at the end of Rruga e Durresit, we found them parked around the corner on Rruga Mine Peza, behind the gas station. Takes about 1 1/2 hours for 200...
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Skënderbeg Museum

Skënderbeg Museum was designed by Enver Hoxha's daughter and finished building in 1982. It has a mixed look of both modern and fortress like. Though it looks somehow strange, it melt quite well in the...
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Krujë, details Krujë, details

A carved arch had fallen down and its stones had been arranged on the soil as they were when standing.On the second photo, I have enlarged one of the carvings. It shows a bottle, a glass and a plate....
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Krujë, remains of the castle and its surroundings

The first photo was taken from the summit of the tower and shows a bird's eye view on what remains of the inner part of the citadel and of various houses with their inner yards.The second photo is a...
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Krujë, entrance into the citadel

The entrance into the citadel is by way of arched way, almost a tunnel. It allows suddenly to discover the inside of the ruined citadel, with only the root of the walls that remain, up to a height of...
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Krujë, the old tower, a modern house and more

The photo shows the old tower, left to the paved ramp while right to the ramp stands a plain modern house that somehow spoils the view. Moreover several banderoles are displayed along the ramp and the...
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Krujë, ramp climbing to the citadel

The ramp to the citadel and Skënderbeg museum is paved but only for pedestrians. It is a nice little walk. At mid height, a small monument (second photo) should be a mausoleum but I have not found to...
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Krujë, the city

The city of Krujë is not only the castle and the bazaar. Some parts of the city were in 1988 built in a modern and plain style (top of the photo) while there remained older houses built in a Balkanic...
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Krujë, the Bazaar

The medieval bazaar was completely restored in the 60s but though looking rather “new”, it has an authentic Turkish look with the wide roofs that almost meet in the middle of the roughly paved alley....
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Krujë, top of the Bazaar

The bazaar is entirely built in wood. At the extremity of the bazaar, the last shop is very large and its triangular fronton is decorated with carvings. On the two lower ends of the triangle, a large...
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Krujë, general view

The city of Krujë stands on the slopes of Sari Salltiku mount, belonging to Malesia Krujës (Mountain of Krujë) and the first houses are almost in the valley while the last ones are a just under the...
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Krujë, outside the castle

Some parts of the citadel are still standing and seem to have been restored.The first photo was taken from under the castle, which is in the background with its round tower.
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