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“Renovated historical Castle and muséum”
Review of Kruja Castle

Kruja Castle
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Krujas Castle Half Day Tour from Tirana
Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Kruje
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Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

I liked the bazar street going to the Castle , interesting shape and architecture , but too new , so totally renovated that you dont know anymore how it could look before , nicely done Skanderberg muséum inside , but not much really antic and not much explainations either . Nice panorama from the top terrace . Unfortunatly the ethnographic muséum next door was closed , so we saw only the outside of this beautiful old house .

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Reviewed May 14, 2013

The castle is in Kruje City not in Tirane is wonderful even the museum inside it the place near the castle is great too

3  Thank Rubini K
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

This Castle is not situated in Tirana. It IS near Tirana, but the castle is Part of another city's history. It has NOTHING to do with Tirana. It is found in Kruja (or Kruje) city.
The location should be changed. It may mislead visitors.

3  Thank JurgenXhafaj
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

This little town is not easy to get to but worth the effort. The Skanderberg museum is a great memorial to the Albanian national hero. We recommend a guide - available at the entrance. Next door is an enthnographic museum that gives an excellent look at life in Albania many years ago. Fascinating! Again, a guide is very helpful and ours told several funny jokes. Then walk through the Old Bazaar for authentic curios and a lot of mass produced items. There is a shop of beautifully carved items from olive wood that I would recommend. Worth a day trip.

1  Thank GoulashGal
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

Kruje Castle is about 30kms north of Tirana. The castle itself has been rebuilt over the years and contains the Skanderbeg Museum (see other review). Kruje is not quite as easy to get to as you would think. There is also a Fahishi (?) Kruje. Which is the main town. The buses from Tirana seem to go there and then there is a need to get another bus from there up the hill to Kruje. The buses are marked F.Kruje. Minibuses can be found in Tirana that go up to Kruje. Whilst i managed to get one of these back i do not know how regular they are. The castle itself is approached through a traditional bazaar that has been lovingly restored. The shops sell a selection of souvenirs and the vendors are polite and don't push you too hard. The views over the plains and back towards Tirana are nice. Whilst i was there a teenage lad stood at the back of the catle grounds. Usual 'local guide'. However, he was a polite lad some good English but more importantly a key to the locked original tower (as in the picture). For a few lek you can get up the tower and get some impressive pics.

1  Thank Northantstoanywhere
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