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Address: Kelurahan Keprabon, Kecamatan Banjarsari, Solo, Indonesia
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Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat - Thu 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Built in 1757 by the nephew of the King Pakubuwono II after a bitter power...

Built in 1757 by the nephew of the King Pakubuwono II after a bitter power struggle, this smaller palace is still lived in.

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Entrance ticket is IDR 10K for locale and 20K for foreign tourist. They offered guide who'd patiently explain about every inch inside the Keraton. Cameras are allowed except for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
Nurul F
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Perth, Australia
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81 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you will be in both Yogyakarta and Solo and want to see a Kraton (palace), then see this one. The Sultan of Yogyakarta and the Sunan of Solo may rank higher than the Mangkunegara but this is a slightly better maintained Kraton. Hire a guide at the Kraton to get commentaries as to local customs and traditions.

Thank EricPerth_Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Having seen the Keraton at Yogya we actually found this more of a live family complex hence more interesting and less of a museum. Our female guide was superb, with a sense of humour and great linguistic skills (switching between english and japanese)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

The tour guide (Mr. Agung) is very good. Very informative. The ticket only 10.000 IDR and for the tour guide you can pay by yourself (not include the ticket). The tour will take around one hour.

Thank Yuvensia S
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Entrance ticket is IDR 10K for locale and 20K for foreign tourist. They offered guide who'd patiently explain about every inch inside the Keraton. Cameras are allowed except for meditation area (will ne noticed by the guider later on). Short trip, cheap but expanding your knowledge about Surakarta.

Thank Nurul F
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

This place is good for you to learn about surakarta royal family. Open from 09am to 14. It will take 1hour for you to see this palace

Thank Petrus S
Cannes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

It is better to go there in the morning as it closes around 3pm. Renovation are underway but do not disturb the visit as they are done on adjacent buildings outside the gates. Th is palace is much more interesting than the Kraton as we can go inside, and see the main hall and some adjacent rooms. There are some... More 

1 Thank duvilla
Jakarta, Indonesia
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283 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This pura Mangkunegaran is heritage of Solo City. It was the palace of the King Mangkunegaran and now became the museum. In working days it is open until 2 PM.The palace is clean and fairly maintained. The parking space is spacious. Must visit if you come to Solo.

2 Thank Darnel-HDI
Kuala Lumpur
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Not too bad. The palace guide is very friendly and funny and she patiently explained each and every decor, occassion, etc in detail. But no sleeveless tops. Bermudas and slippers are still acceptable. Then when you entered the palace, shoes must be removed, but the guide provides us with plastic bags to put in our shoes and to be carried... More 

2 Thank Sh33na_C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

It was considered a palace for royalties, the architecture is interesting as it is combination of traditional javanese structure with european decor. The entrance tickets come with a free guide that will tell you all the stories that you need to know about the family, the history, the building. And sadly it need more maintenance to restore it to its... More 

Thank Eva C
Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Palace open to public tourism, located in the center of Surakarta. Easy access by bus or foot. They held cultural performance periodically.

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