Come on, Stop by these 6 Markets in Solo!
The city of Solo, is one of the cities in Central Java that is very thick with Javanese culture. Solo is also very preserving the culture and customs that have existed since ancient times. As a city of culture, Solo has several markets with their respective characteristics. Such as a market specializing in selling Solo batik, a night market, to a market that sells a variety of antiques. Traveling in Solo feels incomplete if you do not take the time to stroll around the traditional markets closely related to their culture. Check out the review of 7 markets in Solo below that you must stop by!
- Klewer Market
Traveling to Solo and then buying batik, is certainly a fun thing. Here, you can find the largest textile market in Solo, namely Klewer Market. You will easily find this market because of its location is just next to the Surakarta Kasunanan Palace and very close to Surakarta Square. Klewer Market has also become a reference for traders from other cities in Java, such as Yogyakarta, Semarang, and Surabaya. This Klewer market sells various types of fabrics, ranging from children’s clothes, school clothes, casual clothes to formal clothes you can find here.
- Harjonagoro Gedhe Market
Gedhe Market is a market that has existed since 1930 during the Dutch colonial era, it was built on an area of 10,421 hectares. The architecture of Gedhe Market Solo is a blend of Javanese and Dutch styles. But unfortunately, in 1947, Gedhe Market was damaged, then rebuilt in 1949. Gedhe Market is close to the Central Java Governor’s Office, which has now been turned into Surakarta City Hall. Gedhe Market sells various kinds of needs ranging from basic needs, food, and souvenirs. During the Chinese New Year celebration, Gedhe Market will be even more interesting to visit during the Chinese New Year celebration and the Lunar New Year event because it is decorated with beautiful lanterns.
- Legi Market
Legi Market is also one of the traditional markets in Solo. It is called Legi Market because on Legi day, this market is more crowded with buyers than on usual days. The location of Pasar Legi is not far from Terminal Tirtonadi Solo as well as Solo Balapan Station. Therefore, you will easily find this market when you arrive in Solo City. Legi Market was originally under the supervision of Mangkunegaran, and was built in 1916. This market has undergone two renovations in 1944 and 1992, until finally, it is what it is today.
- Flower Market
In Solo, there is a market that only sells setaman flowers. Here, you will find various types of unlocks with different variants. However, now that people are looking for flowers less and less, this Flower Market has started to sell many basic necessities. The existence of the Flower Market is also closely related to Solo culture, which has various kinds of customs that require flowers to be used as a complement to hereditary traditions. These traditions include the grave pilgrimage, siraman, suro rituals, jamasan pusaka and many more. Although there are already basic necessities sellers, this certainly does not reduce the number of florists in this Flower Market.
- Triwindu Market
If you like to collect antiques, you must visit Triwindu Market in Solo City. The Triwindu market has been around since 1939, at that time this market to enliven the ascension ceremony for the 24th Adipati Sri Mangkunegara VII, or in Javanese called Tri Windu. Triwindu Market was only inaugurated in 2011, and it still sells antiques ever since. Here, you will have the opportunity to get to know antiques that have historical and cultural values. If you like getting to know cultures, then shopping at the Antique Market is something you must give a try.
- Jebres Market
Jebres Market is a market that has just been overhauled and inaugurated in mid-2019. Jebres Market is a traditional market that sells various kinds of basic needs. Before being revitalized, Jebres Market was known as a shabby and unkempt market, then it was revitalized and has now become a clean and comfortable market for shopping. Jebres Market sells food and basic necessities and sells souvenirs typical of Solo too. It is located in the front area of Jebres Market, which is directly opposite the Solojebres Station, which, of course, makes it easier for you to shop for souvenirs before leaving the city of Solo.
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