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Kruja is only 32km (20 miles) away from Tirana and very close to Tirana International Airport. This historic city is 608m above sea level and offers an amazing panoramic view. Kruja is located among mountain peaks and the grassy valley reaching down to the Adriatic coast. Kruja is one of the most important towns for the Albanians because during the 15th century it withstood successfully at least 3 major sieges by the Ottoman Empire.<br /> The medieval hero Gjergj Kastrioti called “Scanderbeg” is considered not only by Albanians as a symbol of resistance and savior. But also by ottomans who believed that a supernatural force dwelled in him.</p> <p>While the region has been populated since the 3rd century B.C, it was also home to the eponymous Alban tribe as well as we mentioned above, Gjergj Skanderbeg, the national hero of Albania. The National Museum dedicated to the hero is housed in the great Kruja Castle and shows both the legendary hero’s history and the traditional way of life of the city’s residents. The city’s popular bazaar serves as a connection between this remarkable past and the present, offering a rich array of traditional products made by local artisans. Kruja has a long list of attractions to offer tourists from the ancient castle nestled in the craggy rocks, two museums, beautiful views, a nearby national park, holy temples, natural springs, the old city ruins of Albanopolis, and the traditional bazaar.
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