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Krujė

Kruje is famous for being the birthplace of George KastriotiSkanderbeg, Albanian national hero. In April 1450 the castle of Kruje resisted five-month siege by the Turks, triggering a wave of euphoria in the Christian world who watched with concern the Turkish advance (Constantinople would fall three years later). The city's name derives from the Albanian word for "Krua" which means spring or source. Kruja was in fact the city of sources, being located near themountains and filled with fresh water coming down in the city. Ironically, one of the problems currently afflicting the city is inefficient hydraulic system and restricted water supply in homes.Kruja has several tourist attractions like the castle that houses the Skanderbeg Museum and the citadel with its old store, now restored. With our English-speaking guide will ensure you to see the best of Kruje.