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Kasunanan

Kasunanan Palace Surakarta founded by Paku Boewono II in 1745 AD. Previous capital of palace is in Kartasura, it is about 12 kilometers at west part of Surakarta. The Palace has gallery museum with houses various historical objects that have high historical and artistic value. Some collections are house carriage, some weapons, shadow puppets and relic objects. Kasunanan Palace opens for public every day from at 8.30 up to 14.00 and closed on Friday.

Physically, the Kasunanan Palace building consists of main building and supporting environments such as gate called Gladag at the south part. There are two square fields in the north and south part of the palace complex. There is also famous Great Mosque and Klewer batik market in the next door. The palace has also white buffalo named Kyai Slamet and it is sacred heritage as one of part Kasunanan Palace.

This palace is old exotic building with Javanese and Dutch style. One of the architect was Prince Mangkubumi (he become sultan in Yogyakarta palace), he was also as architect of Jogjakarta palace. The style of building, rooms, hall is nearly similar between Kasunanan Surakarta and Yogyakarta palace. Kasunanan Palace was rebuilt in the year of 1893 - 1939 by Susuhunan Pakubuwono X. Most of the building with blue combined with white color and mixed between Javanese and European cultures.