Top things to do in Kruja

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…
International in Kruja

Restaurant Panorama

The town's best restaurant is well named. As you tuck into your meal, you can admire the stellar views over the city towards the castle. The food is a mix of modern Albanian and international favourites and it's all…
Mosque in Kruja

Teqe

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

Bazaar

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…
Ruins in Kruja

Castle

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