nDalem Djojokoesoeman


The establishment of a saka guru in 1878 marked by Candra Sangkala “Resi Sapta Ngandikani Ratu”. Originally owned by BKPH Kusuma Broto (Son of Paku Buwono X) so in his inscriptions it was called Ndalem Kusumabratan.

In 1938, the ownership was transferred to BKPH Joyoningrat (Son of Paku Buwono IX) by adding an eastern pavilion building marked by the addition of marble in the connecting wall to the Dalem Agung.

Then, in 1953 this palace was occupied by BKPH MR Joyokusumo (Son of Paku Buwono X). In 1965, Ndalem Joyokusuman was sold to R. Ng. Malkan Sangidoe and inhabited in 1966 after the floods that struck Surakarta.

In 1970, Ndalem Joyokusuman was occupied by Endar, son of R. Ng. Malkan Sangidoe. In 2016, it officially became an asset of the Surakarta Government and currently Ndalem Joyokusuman is used as a center for cultural development.


nDalem Joyokusuman as One of the New Destinations in Solo City

nDalem Joyokusuman, located in Gajahan, Pasar Kliwon, Solo, is now entering the third stage targeting art and cultural spaces and parking area. nDalem Joyokusuman, which currently functions as a cultural heritage, has also become one of the tourist destinations for local and foreign travelers.

This destination has several parts, such as pendhapa, parks, ponds, as well as some rooms that can later be used by guests. In certain events, tourists can enjoy and play the gamelan.

nDalem Joyokusuman has also been used as a venue of events in Solo, such as Semarak Budaya Indonesia and Semarak Jenang Sala. Hopefully, people can find out the existence of a relatively new cultural heritage in Surakarta.


The Value of nDalem Joyokusuman as a Cultural Heritage

  1. nDalem Joyokusuman has important value in the Surakarta development as the Royal City of the Islamic Mataram Period.
  2. nDalem Joyokusuman has a characteristic as nDalem Kepangerancontaining architectural values, aesthetics and high philosophy.
  3. The role of nDalem Pangeran has a sense as a place of residence for priyayiand relatives as well as to preserve Javanese culture.
  4. The role of nDalem Pangeran as primary urban units that compose old city structures such as the palace, the plaza, the mosque and the market. The recognition of nDalem Pangeran is expected to have a positive impact on the preservation of the morphology of architectural space patterns.