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
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.