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Near Tirana, Kruje 1501, Albania
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second trip to Kruja and this time I had the opportunity to visit the castle, museum and bazaar. The castle is mostly a ruin but the views from here over Albania to the Sea are stunning especially at sun set and is...More

Thank JoD5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can walk around the Castle and have a beautiful view around. There are also 2 museums located inside the Castle. (There you have to pay entrance)

Thank MarjoleinP84
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We travelled the northern part of Albania and this stop was convenient and certainly worth the stop. The castle and Skanderberg museum are really one. The museum is inside the castle. Access to the castle is for free. The museum charges a very low price...More

Thank IwanBanens
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Fortunate to get a car park close to the steps which take you down through the bazaar and up to the castle. Stopped at a restaurant on the left before the castle with a shaded balcony and a breeze, which we needed on such a...More

Thank NswAustraliaDidi
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

I visited this museum 12 year ago and I must say it did improve and its much better organised and accessible for turists. It is amazing place for panoramic views and one of best castles remained in Albania. Loads of turists and interesting exposure. I...More

Thank joo31
Reviewed 31 July 2018

On our way to Tirana we stopped in the town of Kruje. The castle is renovated and looks really good. It is also a museum where you Learn about Skanderbeg an the battles against the Ottoman empire. The castle has an restaurant and beautiful gardens...More

Thank Arne M
Reviewed 12 July 2018

A great and lovely place to visit .The area encompasses two museum , a historical museum and an ethnological museum .The path to the castle goe through a very beautifull way called the Turkish Bazaar and is full of nice butiks selling orginal stuff ....More

Thank Maher E
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Kruja is far above the coastal plain, so the castle has excellent vantage points for long distance views all the way to Durres.

Thank TempleofPeace
Reviewed 22 June 2018

This is a fort with a massive history mainly linked to the Albanian hero, Skanderbeg. The conducted tour that we took was informative and worthwhile. Views are incredible and you can see a mosque there too from the Bektashi sect.

Thank Sus1952
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Be sure to actually go down into the recidental area below the ethnographical museum, as well. The little mosque and the hidden passage down to a spring are both great little finds.

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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
12 March 2016|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I cannot help you. I traveled by the bus of the Czech tourist office.