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Mangkunegaran

Mangkunegaran Palace was built in year of 1757 by Raden Mas Said, which known as Prince Samber Nyawa, after signing of Salatiga Agreement on March 13 '1757. Raden Mas Said I as a Prince of Mangkunegoro. Mangkunegaran Palace building consists of two main parts: first, the main hall and room is flanked as residence of royal family. Interestingly, the entire palace is made ​​of teak wood round.

The verandah is Joglo style with four main pillars or poles used for receptions and traditional Javanese dance performances. There is a set of Gamelan, which called Kyai Kanyut Mesem. The Gamelan instrument is still complete and most of these played on certain days to accompany the traditional dance workout. That is in Pringgitan room where the family receives officials. The room is also used to perform a shadow puppet show. In the Pringgitan room, there are several paintings by Basuki Abdullah, famous painter from Solo.

In this room is also used for displaying a room various collections of valuable relics, historical value and high art. There are collection of traditional masks from several regions of Indonesia, ancient books from Majapahit and Mataram kingdoms. Variety of golds jewel and also a collection of several portraits of Prince Mangkunegoro. Mangkunegaran Palace also has a library which called Rekso Pustoko. There is a collection of traditional masks from various parts of Indonesia, such from Solo, Yogyakarta, Cirebon, Madura and Bali. There are also several collections of trains used for traditional ceremonies. This Mangkunegaran Palace open for public every day from 09.00 am up to 14.00 pm and on Friday from 09.00 am up to 12.00 am