The Paradise City for Creative People​

Welcome to Surakarta City, the Spirit of Java, where traditions, culture, and technologies work together for better world. Surakarta, also known as Solo, is committed to developing creative industries through the exploration of all resources, especially those rooted from traditions and folk arts. ​

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FX. Hadi Rudyatmo is highly committed to develop the city through arts, culture, and other creative sectors, especially for performing art.

We train children to preserve our culture and tradition,
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Surakarta is rich of cultural values and traditions that apply not only to people in the city, but also to all people in the world. For preservation, we instill the values to our young generation.

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In 2018, The government has a new departement that maintain and conservate the cultural sectors. Cultural department work area is handling and managing Databases, People, Building, Performance, Event, and many more.

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Soloraya Tourism Forum

Soloraya Tourism Forum SUBO SUKA WONOSRATEN (Surakarta, Boyolali, Sukoharjo, Karanganyar, Wonogiri, Sragen and Klaten) who are members of the Soloraya Tourism Forum continue to work together to…

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SIPA Virtual Festival 2020

SIPA Virtual Festival 2020 There will be a Solo International Performing Arts (SIPA) 2020 Spectacular for the first time in a Virtual Event. Look forward to…

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Surakarta in a Nutshell

Surakarta, also known as Solo, is located in Central Java, as the intersection of three big cities: Surabaya, Semarang, and Jogjakarta. Surabaya is 2-hour drive; Semarang and Jogjakarta are only 1-hour drive away. Solo also has an airport, serving domestic and international flights, making even easier to reach this city of culture. The area of the city is 44.04 km2, accommodating 552,930 people, 30% of whom are professionals in creative industry, such as dancers, choreographers, composers, singers, musicians, puppeteers, and chefs.
Preserving the heritage of Mataram Kingdom, Surakarta is now rich of cultural values, from which the society is developing creative industries, including arts, culinary, designs, musics, and many others. Surakarta is especially well-known for the performing arts, both traditional and modern, and crafts that accompany the performing arts, such as batik, masks, puppets, and dancing apparels.

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“It’s a beautiful city of Solo with lots of scenery,
the island of entertainment at the edge of the river,
Solo, that makes unforgettable memories,
until it’s relieve your sadness and sorrow.”

Song : “Kota Solo”  by Mus Mulyadi

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