Pazari i Vjetër
Pazari i Vjetër
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  • Toni L
    19 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice hystorical part of Kruje
    Nice hystorical part of Kruje. Enough 2 hours to see all and make suvenir shoping. Maybe problem is that bugest part of suvenire is not trafitional Albanian craft but cheap Chinese products
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 9, 2023
  • sunshinelpc
    Toronto, Canada1,043 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cute bazar
    A cute 400 years old bazar( restored in 2015) interesting to walk through and saw actually a lady weaver in the shop( the first store on the left) if you want to buy wool mate products! All the shops sell the same things in different prices!?!? I got the local brandy for souvenir.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 26, 2023
  • gniteIrene
    Toronto, Canada935 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Easy day trip from Tirana
    We took the bus from Tirana and arrived in Kruje 56 minutes later. Since we didn't arrive until around 10:45 on a beautiful Sunday morning in May, it was busy with tourists. We took our time going in and out of most of the shops, purchasing a few things. There are some authentic goods to be found but many of the items seem to be mass produced as everything started to look the same. The shopkeepers were friendly and not at all pushy. Anyone with mobility issues would struggle walking on the big slippery cobbles with the trough for rain water run off right down the centre. This bazaar has been redone since the 2000's but the buildings are beautiful and the views with the surrounding mountains are really pretty. The crowds thinned out significantly right after lunch. When we arrived at 3:30 to catch the last (4:00 pm) bus back to Tirana, we were told it was full but were directed to another bus that stopped in Fushe- Kruje. This actually worked out well, as the bus departed at 3:40 and with a very quick stop, we were back in Tirana sooner than expected. This was a pleasant half day trip the day before we had to fly back home.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 10, 2024
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,896 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
A cobblestone road will lead you past shops. The bazaar dates from the age of Skanderbeg. Most of the present shops sell standard souvenirs but there are some more unique items too. There are some places to get a meal or a drink. The merchants may ask you to visit their shops but they are not pushy. The far end of the bazaar leads to the castle. It’s a tranquil place, part of Kruja’s lore. Visit it on your way to Kruje Castle.
Written June 24, 2022
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IA_Hawks
Iowa2,280 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
If you are on your way to Kruje Castle, you will have to pass through the Bazaar, much like walking through a gift shop on many other types of tours.

There are many shops that have basically the same items, so shop around and don't buy the first one you see.

Friendly store merchants that want you to shop their store, but it can be difficult to leave once you enter their store.

Be aware of the terrain, as the walk involves very large cobbles and a center trough used for rain runoff. This is not a walk to be made wearing high heel shoes and would be difficult in a wheelchair or with balance issues.
Written May 25, 2022
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sunshinelpc
Toronto, Canada1,043 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
A cute 400 years old bazar( restored in 2015) interesting to walk through and saw actually a lady weaver in the shop( the first store on the left) if you want to buy wool mate products! All the shops sell the same things in different prices!?!?
I got the local brandy for souvenir.
Written August 26, 2023
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Jean L
Falkirk, UK106 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The bazaar is basically one narrow street, but full of interesting shops / stalls. The standard of goods on offer are what you wood expect in most bazaars / old street markets, but appeared to be of good quality. What impressed me most of all was the high standard of English spoken. You need to be aware of the polished cobbles, which when wet can be very slippy when wet, and in the middle of this narrow street is a slightly depressed section which acts as the main drainage channel
Written January 15, 2020
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,626 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
You're surely about to visit this bazar, as it's on the way to Kruja's main attraction - the Kruja castle.
It's smaller than other bazars we visited throughout Albania, but very picturesque. Many stalls with Albanian handicrafts, rugs, national clothing items and souvenirs. Reasonable prices with friendly people, not pushy.
Written September 25, 2020
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Ankit2385
Bengaluru, India636 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Its a small market with colorful shops, on the cobblestone path which leads to Kruja Castle. Various shops selling souvenirs, handicrafts, silver jewellery, carpets, magnets etc. Probably the best place in Albania to buy some souvenirs. So look around few shops and do some bargaining before making a purchase.
Written February 20, 2023
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Clarence_Aarav
Mumbai, India934 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
We visited this little bazaar high up in the Kruje Mountains. We were told that it was renovated after getting a grant from the US. Nevertheless, this bazaar still maintains its charm. The bazaar has the best Silver ornaments in Albania (but we didn't buy any). There were many handicrafts and artesian goods too. We did pick up very flavourful fresh tea, picked from the Kruje Mountains (refreshing) and a few fridge magnets though.
Written November 30, 2022
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Barb C
Littleton, CO1,800 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
Kruje is a town high above the mountains and worth the trip. The Old Bazaar was renovated a few years ago due to a USAID grant. It still maintains its old charm. While all places in the world sell magnets made in China, you are still able to find handmade wools socks, classic wool slippers and woven textiles. Also a few old antiques.
Written April 14, 2015
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Charlotte12358
London, UK288 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Solo
Probably the best market in Albania with the largest selection of goods and souvenirs to buy. Would recommend
Written October 4, 2019
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ELear
Ancona, Italy3,065 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Solo
It's the best place in Albania for souvenirs, so if you're looking for souvenirs and you're in Kruje, make the best of it. (Everything from traditional Albanian rugs to inspirational Enver Hoxha fridge magnets. No food or wine though, at least when I was there.) People with mobility problems should be aware that although it isn't far from one end of the bazaar to the other, it's quite steep and the cobbles can be testing, so take it slowly.
Written December 2, 2014
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