Solo attractions

Top Choice Museum in Solo

House of Danar Hadi

Danar Hadi is one of the world's finest batik museums. The handpicked favourites from the owner's private collection (1078 pieces from a collection of 11,000) are magnificently displayed on wooden trellises througho…
Top Choice Museum in Solo

Sangiran Museum of Ancient Man

With the largest collection of Homo erectus fossils in the world (the bones of 70 individuals), Sangiran is an important archaeological excavation site. This was where ‘Java Man’ (Pithecanthropus erectus) was uneart…
Museum in Solo

Radya Pustaka Museum

This small museum occupies a grand old Javanese building. Dating back to 1890, it is the second-oldest museum in the whole of Indonesia and contains a valuable collection of local and Dutch literature. More accessib…
Palace in Solo

Kraton Surakarta

Once the hub of an empire, today the Kraton Surakarta, established in 1745, is a faded symbol of a bygone era. It’s worth a visit, but much of the kraton was destroyed by fire in 1985. Many of the inner buildings we…
Palace in Solo

Mangkunegaran Palace

Built in 1757, the Mangkunegaran Palace in the centre of Solo is still a royal residence. Some rooms are dedicated to a delightful palace museum devoted to the personal collection of Mangkunegara VII. On display are…
Mosque in Solo

Mesjid Agung

On the western side of the alun-alun, Mesjid Agung, featuring classical Javanese architecture, is the largest and most sacred mosque in Solo.