Mangkunegaran Palace, was built in 1757 by Raden Mas Said or KGPAA Mangkunegara I. One of the most iconic features of the palace is its Pendopo, a gazebo-like structure often used for gatherings, ceremonies, and private events. It has a unique Javanese-Dutch architecture that is kept intact, made without using nails to construct and unite all its wooden pillars.
Mangkunegaran Palace used to be a palace with its administration, but one year after Indonesia's independence, it only ran as a cultural keeper. This Palace host various original collectibles from the Royal families, including chandeliers, glass and crystal decorations, tableware, and paintings stored at their museum. You would want to take advantage of this destination when coming to Surakarta.
To be more comfortable exploring the Mangkunegaran Palace, we recommend you to wear simple footwear because you ought to take them off in some rooms. Don't worry, the tour guide will give you a pouch to store your footwear.