Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Kruje, Albania

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Number of sights 6 sights
Distance 1 km
Ascend 60 m
Descend 76 m

Explore Kruje in Albania with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Kruje

Sight 1: Skanderbeg Statue

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The Skanderbeg Monument in The Lycea was erected in The 1949. It was the first monument to Skanderbeg in Albania, the work of Janaq Paços, a talented sculptor. Set on a simple pjedestal, in the form of pyramidal cone, the skanderbeg statue is erected on horseback, imagining the moment when it prepares to attack the enemy vigorously, responding to the legendary image of the people for the national hero. The silhouettes are clearly cut, the plastic volumes with deepened contours prominently, telling the sensing of an internal strain. Against the backdrop of the rutted belted mountain as well as the historic castle, the monument is part of the city's characteristic view.

Wikipedia: Monumenti i Skënderbeut në Krujë (SQ)

275 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 2: Bazaar Mosque

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412 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 3: Muzeu Historik Kombëtar Gjergj Kastriot Skëndërbeu

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The National Museum Gjergj Kastrioti Skanderbeg, also known as the Skanderbeg Museum and The Museum of Kruja, is located in Kruja and is one of the most visited in Albania.

Wikipedia: Muzeu Kombëtar Gjergj Kastrioti Skënderbeu (SQ)

57 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 4: Krujë Castle

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The Krujë Castle is a castle in the city of Krujë, Albania and the center of Skanderbeg's rebellion against the Ottoman Empire. Inside the castle is the Teqe of Dollme of the Bektashi, the National Skanderbeg Museum, the remains of the Fatih Sultan Mehmed mosque and its minaret, an ethnographic museum and a Turkish bath.

Wikipedia: Castle of Krujë (EN)

32 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 5: National Ethnographic Museum

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The Ethnographic Museum of Kruja is located within the castle of Kruja. This museum was erected in the toptanve family home, which is a 1764 "çardak" type building. The building is a cultural monument of the 1st category. In the interior environments, as well as the objects presented in the outdoor environments, a complete view of the crafts exercised in Kruja and throughout Albania, as well as the way of life starting 300 years ago. 90% of the objects of this museum are original and 100% functional. In it we find objects of ceramic, wood, stone, iron, cotton, silk, wool, various embroideries exposed with finesse. The age of these objects ranges from 60-70 to 500 years old. The National Ethnographic Museum of Kruja was inaugurated on 20 November 1989.

Wikipedia: Muzeu_Etnografik_në_Krujë (SQ)

198 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Teqeja e Dollmës

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The Tekke of Dollmë or Haxhi Mustafa Baba Tekke is a Cultural Monument of Albania, located in Lagjja Kala, Krujë. Before its destruction by the Communist dictatorship, the tekke of Krujë had 360 holy graves and was known as "Little Khorasan".

Wikipedia: Dollma Tekke (EN)

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