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About the Palace



  • Principal Palace

    1.Principal Palace The term of Palace in Javanese known as Keraton, which also referred to Kraton, Karaton, Kedhaton (derived from the term keratuan) shows the meaning of the King or Queen’s residence. Typically, Palace has special feature symbolizes the Kingdom’s identity as well as representation of government center, cultural center, and a home. It is likewise the case with Surakarta Hadiningrat Sultanate Palace built since the reign of His Majesty Pakubuwono II, precisely in 1744. The establishment of Surakarta Hadiningrat Sultanate Palace was supposed to replace Kartasura Palace who was indeed damaged as a result of the incident of Geger occurred on the previous year, precisely in 1743. Surakarta Hadiningrat Sultanate Palace was built in the village of Sala (Solo), which there is found a small port located on the west bank of Beton River (now known as Bengawan Solo River). Under ... Read more »

  • Gardens

    Sriwedari Park Sriwedari Park is initially developed for the purpose of recreation area, entertainment, and resting place for the royal family of Surakarta Hadiningrat Sunanate. The one who conceptualized Sriwedari Park was His Majesty Pakubuwono X who reigned in 1893 to 1939. Therefore, the park was also called ‘Bon Rojo’ (derived from the term Kebon Rojo, which means the Park of King) built in 1899. Prior being used as a royal family recreation area, it was originally developed as a garden city and officially opened as special recreational area for royal family since 1901. The 10 acres land to build the park was purchased by KRMT Wirjodiningrat, sister-in-law of His Majesty Pakubuwono X, from Johannes Busselaar, a Dutchman who lived in Solo, on December 5, 1877, with the status of ownership right. After the Basic Agrarian Law applied by the Government of Indonesia since ... Read more »

  • Rest Houses

    The Rest House of Langenharjo (Pesanggrahan Langenharjo) The rest house of Langenharjo becomes one of recreational destination places for royal family event it is different with Sriwedari Park focused as disctrical entertainment. It is also functioned as a sacred place to perform the ritual of meditation. The construction of Pesanggrahan Langenharjo began in the reign of His Majesty Sri Pakubuwono IX (1861-1893), precisely in 1870, and completed in the reign of His Majesty Sri Pakubuwono X (1893-1939), on July 15, 1931. This data was obtained from the information contained in Pesanggrahan Langenharjo, which states "PB X 15-7-1931". Pesanggrahan Langenharjo is located at the north side of Solo River precisely in Langen Arjan Hamlet, Langenharjo Village, Grogol District, Sukoharjo Regencey, which is about 10 km to the south of the city of Surakarta and established only about 50 m from Solo River. According to ... Read more »

  • Bathing Places

    Umbul Pengging Umbul Pengging adalah kompleks pemandian yang dulu sering digunakan oleh keluarga istana Kasunanan Surakarta Hadiningrat, terutama di era pemerintahan Sri Susuhunan Pakubuwono X (1893-1939). Pemandian Umbul Pengging terletak di Desa Dukuh, Kecamatan Banyudono, Kabupaten Boyolali, Jawa Tengah. Kata “umbul” dalam bahasa Jawa dapat diartikan sebagai “sumber mata air yang menyembur dari dalam tanah”, sedangkan kata “pengging” diambil dari nama seorang tokoh pada masa Kesultanan Demak, yakni Ki Ageng Pengging. Ki Ageng Pengging adalah penguasa daerah di mana Umbul Pengging kemudian didirikan. Ia dihukum mati oleh pemerintah Kesultanan Demak pada masa pemerintahan Raden Patah (1478-1518 M) dengan tuduhan melakukan pemberontakan. Perlu diketahui bahwa Ki Ageng Pengging adalah anak didik Syekh Siti Jenar yang ajarannya dianggap sesat oleh para ulama dari Kesultanan Demak. Ki Ageng Pengging ... Read more »

  • Forts

    Benteng Baluwarti Kasunanan Surakarta Hadiningrat Benteng yang mengelilingi Keraton Kasunanan Surakarta Hadiningrat disebut dengan nama Benteng Baluwarti. Kini, wilayah di dalam benteng itu telah menjadi nama sebuah kelurahan yang berada di dalam wilayah administratif Kecamatan Pasar Kliwon, Kota Surakarta. Bagi sebagian besar masyarakat asli Solo, Kelurahan Baluwarti dianggap istimewa karena wilayahnya berada di dalam lingkungan Keraton Kasunanan Surakarta Hadiningrat. Istilah “baluwarti” sendiri berasal dari bahasa Portugis, yakni baluarte, yang berarti “benteng”. Wilayah Baluwarti terletak di lingkaran kedua setelah kawasan Kedhaton (lingkungan inti istana) yang berada di antara 2 tembok tebal dengan ukuran 2 meter dan tinggi 6 meter. Wilayah di luar tembok yang mengelilingi istana utama Kasunanan Surakarta Hadiningrat ini menjadi kawasan pemukiman yang didiami oleh para pangeran, kerabat keraton, dan abdi ... Read more »