Bilaj’s Thermal springs

These springs are located on the national road Vora ¬ Fushë Krujë

 In the village of Bilaj, near the Gjola bridge. They are the closest sources to Tirana. The springs of these thermal waters emerge from the deposits of the Ishm valley. These springs are rich in minerals such as calcium, salts, potassium, iron, magnesium, etc. The water temperature is 55 degrees Celsius. Thanks to these waters, it can cure rheumatism, skin, and nervous system problems.

Old Bazaar

 The Old Bazaar of Kruja dates to the 17th century. It was built 400 years ago and had about 200 shops starting from neat Kruja City Hall to the entrance gates of Kruja Castle. The shops line the street on both sides creating roads of roof-covered storefronts whose sloping roofs create an arcade along its length. The main crafts in these shops have been leather working, silk, kitchen utensils, furniture, tailoring, pottery, carpentry, cafes, wood carving, butchers, barbers, shoemakers, blacksmiths, and wool workers. In the Old Bazaar today you can find objects and handmade items from traditional artisans as well as antiques collected from Kruja and the surrounding areas.

Medieval Hamam

The Hamam is located on the southwestern edge of the castle. The steam bath is another legacy of medieval life in Kruja. The Hamam was built at the end of the 15th century, and consists of four areas: the changing room, the middle room which has remnants of a tank, and two separate bathing areas with water supplied by the well of the square. In the middle of the main room is the kettle where water was heated. This Hamam was used by the city’s elite. In 1963, it was proclaimed a first degree cultural monument

Skanderbeg Museum

This museum is centered on an epic man of the 15th century who succeded to stop the invasion of the Ottoman Empire for 25 years. The museum recognizes the lasting strength and consequential loss of the army of Skanderbeg. The national museum engenders the character of a memorial and opens to a stunning sculptural fresco representing the national hero Skanderbeg amongst his cohorts. The museum holds artifacts, writings, and accounts of Skanderbeg’s life and death.

Ethnographic Museum

This museum was the house of the Toptani family, built in a Çadak style, characteristic of the Krujë area at the time and dates back to the year 1764. The Toptanis were noble rulers of the area up until their move to Tirana. The house was declared a museum in 1959. The house allows the visitors to experience daily life during this period and is complete with interactive cultural displays and original furnishings.

Kruje Castle

At the top of a jagged mountain lies the historical castle, where there is a broad view that spans from Mount Tomori in the south to Ulcinj in the north with views of the Adriatic coast throughout. The castle features an arched tunnel as its entrance and once inside you can find castle remnants, the watch tower, two museums, restaurants, and homes that are still occupied. Inside the castle, on the sacred grounds, is a large olive tree planted on the day of Skanderbeg’s wedding.