Surakarta Hadiningrat Palace, Kraton Solo

Surakarta

Hadiningrat Palace, Surakarta

Overview

What to expect

Expect a small historical and laid-back city swaddled in the depth of culture and heritage.

The lifestyle

The city offers some modern shopping malls and has a range of well-preserved tourist attraction sites.

The Market

The housing market in Surakarta is relatively affordable with an extremely varied style of houses. The Kota Baru area attracts the attention of property investors and developers.

Population

575,230

No. of Households

124,642

Avg. House Price

$300,000,000

Average Age

24
Tugu Keris, New Solo Icon, Icon of Surakarta

Location

Transport

Adi Soemarmo International Airport Icon 00hr 35min Icon 00hr 20min
Alun-Alun Kidul Surakarta Icon 00hr 05min Icon 00hr 00min
Solo Balapan Station Icon 00hr 15min Icon 00hr 00min

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    The Neighbourhood

    Surakarta, also known as Solo, is the heart of central Java province. Surakarta is not only famous for its Kraton (ed: traditional palace) of Surakarta Hadiningrat and the Kraton of Mangkunegaran, but is also well-known to be the city of art and culture that proudly displays a huge variety of traditional Javanese culture as well as being home to a vast cultural and historical heritage. 

    The National Press Monument in the heart of Surakarta City, monumen pers nasional di jantung kota Solo

    The city lies in the middle of Central Java on the banks of the longest river in Java, the Bengawan Solo River, and surrounded by mountain volcanoes Merapi, which is considered to be the most active volcano in the world, Mount Merbabu in the north, and Mount Lawu in the southern slopes.

    landmark in surakarta, penanda jalan di solo

    Despite being a traditional city, nested in a strategic position, Surakarta becomes a prime business centre to its surrounding district. Yet still determined to maintain, preserve and develop the local heritage and culture.

    Today, the once-quiet and traditional city has grown into an up-and-coming city with enough history to keep you wondering all day long.

    Neighbourhoods in Surakarta

    Other neighbourhoods coming soon