3E Cultural Routes

The Kruja Castle’s hammam

The castle’s Hammam is located at the southwest end of the castle, near the Bektasi Tekke of Dolma. The hammam, built in the XV century consists of four premises. It is an area of 85 square meters which includes the dressing room, two separate washing rooms (ottoman bath) and the intermediate room. The right room communicates with the water tank through a window and it served to the Ottoman soldiers and commanders who occupied Kruja after Skanderbeg’s death. After the Ottoman army left, the hammam had little activity until it was no longer used. In 2015, the Hammam was inaugurated after the restoration carried out by Cultural Heritage without Borders (CHwB Albania), in cooperation with the Institute of Cultural Monuments and funded by the Swedish government.