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Museum in Kruja

National Ethnographic Museum

This traditional home in the castle complex below the Skanderbeg Museum houses one of the best ethnographic museums in the country. Set in an original 19th-century Ottoman house that belonged to the affluent Toptani…
Mosque in Kruja


Right at the bottom of the castle complex are the remains of a small hammam (Turkish bath) as well as a functioning teqe – a small place of worship for those practising the Bektashi branch of Islam. This beautifully…
Museum in Kruja

Skanderbeg Museum

Designed by Enver Hoxha's daughter and son-in-law, this museum, inside the castle complex, opened in 1982 and its spacious seven-level interior displays replicas of armour and paintings depicting Skanderbeg's strugg…
Market in Kruja


This Ottoman-style bazaar was restored in 2015 and now looks better than ever. It's also one of the country's best places for souvenir shopping and has antique gems and quality traditional wares, including beautiful…
Castle in Kruja


Kruja's once important castle is these days just an impressive ruin. Within its walls are Albanian flag sellers, pizza restaurants and an array of mildly interesting sights, though few are actually castle-related.