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Kruja City: Kruja Castle and Old Bazaar Tour

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Explore Kruja Castle, the Skanderbeg Museum, the National Ethnographic Museum, and the Old Bazaar, while learning about the illustrious history of Skanderbeg, Albania's national hero.

Highlights

  • Hear about the glorious history of Skanderbeg, the national hero of Albania
  • Visit Kruja Castle, Skanderbeg Museum, National Ethnographic Museum, Old Baazar
  • Find beautiful souvenirs and handcrafts by local artists at the Old Bazaar
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Albanian coastline from the Sari Salltik Cave

Description

Kruja is a historic city in Albania, located about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of the capital, Tirana. It is renowned for its cultural and historical significance, particularly as the hometown of Albania's national hero, Skanderbeg. Key attractions in Kruja include: Kruja Castle (Kalaja e Krujës): This well-preserved castle sits atop a hill and offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Within the castle, you'll find the Skanderbeg Museum, which is dedicated to the life and legacy of Gjergj Kastrioti Skanderbeg, a 15th-century Albanian nobleman who led a resistance against the Ottoman Empire. Old Bazaar (Bazaar i Vjetër): Kruja's old bazaar is a vibrant market where you can shop for traditional Albanian handicrafts, souvenirs, and local products. It's a great place to immerse yourself in the local culture. Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnografik): This museum showcases Albanian folk culture and traditions, with exhibits featuring clothing, tools, and artifacts from different regions of the country. Fatih Mosque (Xhamia e Mbretit): This mosque, built during the Ottoman era, is an architectural and historical landmark in Kruja. Kruja is not only a place of historical importance but also a picturesque town with stunning views and a vibrant atmosphere. It's a popular destination for tourists interested in Albania's rich history and cultural heritage

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Private transportation English speaking tour guide Entry fees Bottle of water

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