Old Bazaar Kruja, also known as the Kruja Bazaar, is a historic market located in the city of Kruja, Albania. The bazaar dates back to the Ottoman period and is considered to be one of the most important cultural and commercial centers in Albania.
The bazaar is situated in the center of the old town and consists of a maze of narrow alleys and streets lined with shops and small workshops. The market is famous for its traditional Albanian handicrafts, including handmade carpets, embroidery, pottery, and jewelry. Visitors can also find a variety of locally produced food and drink, including olive oil, honey, and raki.
One of the most notable landmarks in the bazaar is the Kruja Castle, which overlooks the market from a hilltop. The castle was built in the 5th or 6th century and was the site of a famous battle between the Albanian hero Skanderbeg and the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century.
Today, the bazaar is a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors from all over the world who come to explore its historic streets and experience traditional
Albanian culture. It has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site and is a symbol of Albania's rich cultural heritage.