Kruja City

Kruja, description

For the first time the name “Kruja” mentioned in the XII century të.Emri “Kruja” is thought to have originated from the word “source” (source water), because there are many sources Kruja Kruja cry tilla.Banorët City their water resources with the same name “Cro”. Residents of Kruja call themselves “krutonë” or “krotonë”. In the official language of Kruja residents called “krutanë”.
Kruja is known as the capital of resistance against the Ottoman invaders while Skanderbeg leading this resistance. Kruja Castle was besieged four times by the Ottoman army. In the fourth siege of Kruja castle fell into the hands of the invaders.

Touristic and historical places to be visited in Kruja:

  • Historical Museum of , Gjergj kastrioti Skenderbeu
  • Etnografik Museum
  • Sari Salltek
  • Kruja’s Castle
  • The medieval Bath in the castle of Kruja
  • The ruins of the church/mosque
  • The tower of the castle’s bell


Geographic scope
Kruja is a city Albanian and is the capital of the district of the same name. Kruja has 19 400 inhabitants (rough estimate of 2004). It lies 20 km north of the Albanian capital Tirana . The coty lies beneath the mountain of Kruja, 600 meters above sea level by making it possible for a panoramic view where you can clearly see the Adriatic sea.


During 1400-1500 Kruja Kruja During these years Scanderbeg housed together with his troops, for many years in a row the city has survived the powerful Ottoman attacks. be much better equipped to combat vehicles Ottoman soldiers repeatedly attempted to conquer the city but without result. Skanderbeg did not fight within the city but outside it. He left only a small part of his army of 2,000 soldiers in the city and hid themselves in the woods near. see the appropriate moment when the Ottoman attack and catch us by surprise. This kind of fighting so many Ottomans were paid after they left many men in the battle fhushe. For several years the city was captured by King Alphonse V. Napoli Skanderbeg gave Napoli castle in order to help with food and troops against the Ottomans. After Alfonso’s death, his son Ferrante took the throne with the help of Skanderbeg, who had led troops in southern Italy for aiding son of Alfonso against Anjou who wanted to take the throne. Grateful for the help of Skanderbeg returned Ferrante feudi shaped castle. Aids were coming to Naples to Kruja but not at the same rate as during the reign of Alfonso.