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History and Artisan Tour in Kruja City Castle

History and Artisan Tour in Kruja City Castle
History and Artisan Tour in Kruja City Castle

This is the perfect day-tour to learn about a mix of the Albanian history, culture and traditions.Kruja is home to the museum of our national hero Skanderbeg, placed within his castle and it is the perfect place in Albania to learn about our national hero Gjergj Kastrioti Skanderbeg and Albanian history.
The tour will proceed with the visit on the Ethnografic Museum, an old persian stily house, home of the Kapllan Pashe Toptani, where you will learn about the customs, traditions and lifestyle of Albanian people on those time.
The thread of these traditions, especially implemented on their artisanal productions, will be shown during the visit in the Old Bazaar, showing you the most traditional techiniques still alive and implemented by the artisans; distinguish the masterpieces in the various workshops and merge with the daily life on an artisan.The handicraft production class during this visit will allow you to merge into the local life and get a real experience of our arts and crafts

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Stop At: Kruja Castle, Near Tirana, Kruje 1501 Albania

The tour starts at 09.00 a.m from your hotel in Tirana. It will take just 1 hour to reach Kruja, a city located on the mountain of ‘Skanderbeg Mountain Chain’. Its fortress, under the leadership of our national hero Gjergj Kastrioti - Scanderbeg, has protected for 25 years the Ottoman army and three sultans. He was considered from the Pope as an Athleta Cristi because he had halted the westward expansion of the Ottoman Empire.
Visit of the Castle, of the panoramic view and landscape, and imagine how did they fight with the ottomans for 25 years protecting their castle and city.


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Museumi Gjergj Kastrioti (Skenderbeu), Rruga Kala, Kruje 1501 Albania

The museum is dedicated to our Albanian national hero Gjergj Kastrioti Skanderbeg. This is an impressive museum, both in terms of architectural merit & views. The museum has the character of a memorial, architecturally inspired by traditional Albanian stone towers and medieval Romanesque architecture.
It has art, documents, murals, weapons, and other items about Skanderbeg. The museum is located on a mountain and has a nice balcony from which you can see the region, even the capital city of Tirana in the distance.



Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ethnographic Museum of Kruja, Fortress of Kruja, Kruje 1501 Albania

The ethnographic museum it's one of the most exciting places that you can find in Kruja castle. The museum in itself is a traditional house, ottoman style, which shows the local life of that period. During this visit to the museum, you will learn about: ancient customs, ottoman influence, clothing, furniture, and handicrafts. It is like a place a family has just left.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Old Bazaar (Pazari i Vjeter), Rruga Albanopolis, Kruje 1501 Albania

You will take a nice walk in this old bazaar from the 15-16 century to explore a world of arts and crafts, in the various shops, where you can find the perfect gift or souvenir to take back home.
We will stop in one of the artisan workshops of felt production items to do a felt-production working class, so you can merge yourself with the locals, with the traditions, with the artisans. Understand the hard work and please they feel each time they produce a new item. During this session, you will work together and under the guidance of the master to produce a hat or a pair of shoes.


Duration: 1 hour



Duration:5 to 7 hours
Commences in:Tirana, Albania
Country:Albania
City:Tirana

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