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Mangkunegaran Palace was built in 1757 by Raden Mas Said, known as Prince Samber Nyawa, after the signing of the Collective Salatiga on March 13. Raden Mas Said I, Prince Mangkunegoro. Mangkunegaran Palace building consists of two main parts: the hall and room are flanked by the residence of royal family. Interestingly, the entire palace is made of teak wood round.
The verandah is Joglo 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 are still complete most of these played on certain days to accompany the traditional dance workout. In the room of Pringgitan, the room where 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 is a collection of traditional masks from several regions of Indonesia, ancient books from Majapahit and Mataram, a variety of gold jewel and also a collection of several portraits Prince Mangkunegoro. Mangkunegaran Palace also has a library called Rekso Pustoko. There is a collection of traditional masks from various parts of Indonesia, such as Solo, Yogyakarta, Cirebon, Madura and Bali. There are also several collections of trains used for traditional ceremonies. 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