Mangkunegaran Palace
Mangkunegaran Palace
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9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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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Sooria S
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
We went to this palace in morning wow what an small amazing palace than other i’ve visited. But ewerything look well preserved . Must visited poace when travel to java.
Written 3 April 2023
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G2Kpauly
Melbourne, Australia1,922 contributions
Feb 2023 • Solo
I came here not knowing much about here. My guide was fantastic and spoke great English informing me about everything and taking some good photos. It's a lovely old building worth going to in Solo.
Written 9 February 2023
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Solodam J
Amsterdam, The Netherlands35,357 contributions
Jan 2020
The Mangkunegaran Palace was used to be my weekly hanging place for the Gamelan ( Javanese music) when I was still in the college. I used to bring foreigner friends to see the Traditional Javanese dance. The palace is beautiful and well managed. The museum is small but the guide was not really capable to tell with interest. Maybe he knew a lot about the museum and the palace but he told us very little until we asked something and he would answer it. Bring your socks if you don't want to walk on your bare feet as a part of the museum the shoes are not allowed. Cheap entrance fee.
Written 24 May 2020
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Bobby S
Jakarta, Indonesia1,946 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
One of the royal families in Solo. Well maintained palace eventhough it's not big. The guide - pak Asep - was very knowledgeable and explained every detail to us from the main pendopo to the museum that contained many royal artifacts and gifts. After museum it led to royal lady wing with beautiful garden. This area can be rented for private occasion with garden party theme. It's certainly a good experience to visit this palace that designed in javanese style and philosophy with dutch influence and overseas ornaments.
Written 16 December 2019
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Triazel
Jakarta, Indonesia12 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
I found the Mangkunegaran Palace one of the best presented and maintained examples of a Javanese Keaton I have ever seen. The buildings were well maintained and the tour was dignified and informative with some interesting artifacts some of which I have never seen before.

There was a modest entrance price and we are required to observe some respectful protocols in certain places.

We could purchase some Jamu as well as some quite unique batik in 2 places.

Well worth visiting with the guide who also was happy to take many pictures for us.

A great taste a culture in Solo.
Written 24 November 2019
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M9000
Singapore, Singapore76 contributions
Nov 2019
We stopped in Solo city and the Mangkunegaran Palace on our way to Cetho temple from Yogyakarta. The drive took about 2h to Solo city.
The entrance fee for foreigners is 20k IDR (If I remember correctly) and a palace guide is required (I assume they do not want to people to wonder around unintended as the palace is still a living quarters for the royal family).
Overall there is not much to see. A reception hall, a ceremonial hall (with few artifacts), a garden and then the dining area.
The place might have been more interesting if the guide would be more concerned explaining about the background, significance of the palace/ royal family rather than products they are selling. Her explanation was like ooo and these are the picture of king 2, 3, 4,... and their wife. Here we have silver wear from this country and glass from this country. No story, no flow, no nothing. But she did passionately talk about the special cosmetic products that can be bought only at the palace and the particular batik that has by far the bast price in the store there. At least the charges for the guide are on voluntary basis.
The few rooms of the palace that visitors could see + a required "selling" person instead of a guide made me regret visiting the place.
Written 10 November 2019
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GERRY D
Sydney, Australia231 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
Nice palace . Wasn't to busy and the guide was good her name was Evi. There are a lot of students of tourism who act as guides so they try hard. 20k entry plus tip for guide. Don't expect Buckingham palace but it's good and worth a visit
Written 6 November 2019
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armywifearmylife
Oxford, UK42 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
We visited on a Monday morning with our two young children, and weren’t expecting to spend long here. However we had a very engaging and well spoken guide who answered questions and gave an excellent description of history and items kept in the palace.
Written 15 October 2019
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AvidTraveler12
Winchester, UK1,814 contributions
Oct 2019
Unfortunately when we visited the Mangkunegaran Palace it was holding a large Batik Fair and the palace was closed. We were disappointed however the Batik Fair was a lot of fun and we saw some beautiful Batik clothing and wall coverings.
Written 3 October 2019
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OTIS W
Hong Kong, China566 contributions
Aug 2019
In August 2018, I made my second trip to Solo, at that time my journey only focused on fishing in Triwindu Market. Perhaps the visiting hours for the palace was under a tight control as the royal family is still living therein. I finally chose the nearby Surakarta Hadiningrat Palace and skipped Mangkunegaran Palace to press time. This year I put my visit on Wednesday because Mangkunegaran dancers gave a public performance in Ageng Hall from 10 a.m. to noon. for practicing. Entrance fee was very low and the whole trip was conducted by a local guide (of course a tip should be paid for guidance with detailed explanations provided). Shoes and sandals should put off before entering the palace and the guide would put them into a plastic bag for storage. The marble floor from Italy, golden statues from China as well as Greek and gifts from neighbouring countries signified that a mixture of Javenese culture with foreign influences harboured. The light inside the collection room was dim so it was difficult to see the exhibits clearly, besides, no photos were allowed. Assembly hall was open to the public, it was surrounded by a beautiful garden with blooming flowers. A fountain with lions carved suddenly reminded me of the Alhambra in Granada, then I consulted my guide Susi, she told me that the design of the fountain adopted the techniques of borrowing from Spain. Another highlight went to the Mirror Room, with a bending ivory, stained glass panels, statues and hanging paintings were proudly exhibited. In my opinion, Mangkunegaran Palace cannot compare with her counterpart Surakarat Hadiningrat Palace because the latter one has an impressive display of magnificent art collection.
Written 24 September 2019
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