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Address: | Baluwarti Village, Kliwon Market District, Solo, Indonesia
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This 18th-century palace housed King Pakubuwono II and his royal court.

This 18th-century palace housed King Pakubuwono II and his royal court.

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keraton surakarta one of the icons of the solo city

if you visit solo city not complete if you doesn't visiting keraton surakarta. this location closed to the center of batik klewer.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Linda T
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Bekasi, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went there in the afternoon, really hot weather. This museum allow you to visit castle garden and historical artifacts collection. You can't wear you flip flop in the garden and need to walk barefoot in garden sand. The hall area in the garden is not for tourists so u just can watch from outside. For the artifacts area/museum nothing... More 

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Bekasi, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if you visit solo city not complete if you doesn't visiting keraton surakarta. this location closed to the center of batik klewer.

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Melbourne, Australia
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697 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Kraton Surakarta , or Kraton Solo as it is usually called, is the seat of the Sultan of Solo. "Kraton" means palace. Following a fire in 1985, it is a little worse for wear. Visitors may find the Museum interesting, but labelling is a bit hit-or-miss. Large parts of the palace are the private quarters of the Sultan and are... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

The Solo sultanate palace, the Keraton of Surakarta, definitely has seen its better days centuries ago during its heyday. But you could still see and tell that the place used to be grand and majestic in the past. Due to what appears to be a very limited financial capability, the palace seems to be not that well maintained. Worth seeing... More 

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Rome, Italy
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263 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Unlike the Jogja Kraton this one has seen better days.IT has two kratons with differing parts of the family. It has a lived in rather than regal look and is well looked after as well as a private foundation can.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

If you go to surakarta, solo you should visit kraton surakarta. In this place you can know much about royal family of surakarta. But this place not good, because this place is not treated

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

really2 love going here, because give us story about how pakunegaran life and has good places. much story here we can imagine when inside there

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Cannes, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

This historical palace is in a poor shape and in urgent need of renovation. Also you only access the main 2 courtyards and not any living area contrary to the other palace. However our visit was very enjoyable thanks to a wonderful guide we hired at the entrance ( Rp 30K). He was really passionate and full of interesting anecdotes.... More 

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Bandung, Indonesia
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

A little hard to find. Would benefit from better sign outing. Our guide was well worth the cost and very informative. We particularly liked the museum, although it could do with an upgrade.

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Ho Chi Minh City, null, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

My Indonesian friends took me to this place and explained the history for me in details. That's why I can understand clearly the historical background at that time and feel sad for the kingdom here. Normally, kingdom is respected and get funds by the residents, but here the royal families stuck into a lot of difficulties in living, not mention... More 

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