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Near Tirana, Kruje 1501, Albania
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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

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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 27 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
Reviewed 26 June 2017

There are many amazing castles in Albania, but this one is special because you can have a stunning view from a bird's eye.

1  Thank Yura V
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Kruja Castle Near Tirana, Kruje, Albania. Nice little town in the mountains away from the main road is worth of visiting. Old castle on the top of the mountain. Small market with a lot of local product. And food and products are very cheap.

Thank vasskydive
Reviewed 13 June 2017

One of the most interesting historical castles in Albania. MUST in Albania because of significant period of rules of Skenderbeg, their national hero.

Thank nevenjerkovic
Reviewed 9 June 2017

We stayed at the Panorama Hotel, a short distance to the castle. We made the trek through the cobblestone street three times. Spring is an amazing time to visit the castle, there were so many wildflowers. The views of the valley, lakes, and mountains were...More

Thank Pinders
Reviewed 4 June 2017

There really is not much castle left, but what the location has great views, has interesting, rather higgledy-piggledy ruins, and we liked the ethnographic museum. There is not charge for the castle as such,

Thank Jincognito
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Amazing view from the castle and history of the Scanderbeg. Also you can stop at the Old bazaar and shop for souvenirs or handmade products especially i remembered Kruja's Shop where the artisans make amazing olive wood crafts like spoons, bowls, nutcrackers etc.

Thank Sara V
Reviewed 9 May 2017

we began our trip here: stayed at hotel inside the castle walls, just in front of only remaining tower. The setting is astonishing: mountains, village, ruines. Fresh air, silence. Take your time to walk around where big Hero Skanderbeg made history.

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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
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Hi, I cannot help you. I traveled by the bus of the Czech tourist office.