On this small group guided tour you will learn about Albanias national hero, Skanderbeg, who made Kruje a bastion of uncompromising resistance against the Ottoman in the fifteenth Century. The Gjergj Kastrioti Skanderbeg Museum is situated inside the castle walls, which dates back to the fifth and sixth centuries A.D. The museum itself was inaugurated in 1981. Within the walls of the castle are also the Ethnographic Museum and the Dollma Tekke. Near the castles entrance is a traditional market, which dates back to the period of Skanderbeg. Here, you can find Albanian craft products such as embroidered items, carpeting, silver objects, copper, alabaster, filigree, traditional clothing, antiques at the traditional Old Baazar of Kruja. All entrances fees included and hotel drop off
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Stop At: Old Bazaar (Pazari i Vjeter), Rruga Albanopolis, Kruje 1501 Albania
We meet in Tirana at the statue of Skanderbeg Square at 1.00 pm. We will then set off in air-conditioned vehicle to the historic city of Kruje. First, we spend time in the Bazaar with the opportunity to shop for local trinkets and witness traditional handmade crafts.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Ethnographic Museum of Kruja, Fortress of Kruja, Kruje 1501 Albania
No to be missed is Museum Ethnographic, located in a traditional house built in the middle of the 18th century A.D (1764), by Ismail Pashe Toptani. The museum features cultural exhibits of Albania traditional life. We will spend time here Entrance fees included.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Kruja Castle, Near Tirana, Kruje 1501 Albania
Visit the new and old castle in Kruje
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Museumi Gjergj Kastrioti (Skenderbeu), Rruga Kala, Kruje 1501 Albania
Next, we visit with Skanderbeg Museum. This museum, inside the castle complex, opened in 1982 and its spacious seven-level interior displays replicas of armor and paintings depicting Skanderbeg's struggle against the Ottomans. The museum is something of a secular shrine, and takes itself very seriously indeed, with giant statues and dramatic battle murals. Entrance fees are included.
Get your camera ready as we visit the tower a perfect opportunity to enjoy the view before we drive back to Tirana for your hotel drop off.
Duration: 1 hour
Commences in:Tirana, Albania
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