Kruje is the hometown of Albania's national hero, George Kastrioti (Skanderbeg, the Dragon of Albania), who successfully resisted the Ottomans from 1443 until 1478 in Kruje. His castle resisted four sieges before final capitulation shortly after the death of Skanderbeg, Albania's greatest national hero.
"Kruje is a lovely panoramic mountainside location with roughly twenty thousand inhabitants. It's an interesting tourist attraction; however, the road from Tirana that passed near the airport was far from being first-class..."
"CASTLE - A main point of interest in Kruje is the restored castle and citadel"
"SKANDERBEG MUSEUM - Inside the restored castle there is the Skanderbeg museum"
"TRADITIONAL COSTUMES - Kruje has everything you expect to find in a tourist location. It's your problem not to be caught in tourist traps..."
"WEDDING - It seems that the Kruje Castle is also a favourite place for bride's photos...."
"HOUSE - Located inside the castle, the citadel includes a restored house from the Ottoman epoch that serves as the Ethnographic Museum"
"BAZAAR - The old restored bazaar is also a Kruje attraction"