The Klungkung Palace was built by the Dewa Agung dynasty when the people moved here in 1710. The existing palace, called the ... More
Klungkung Royal Palace
The Klungkung Palace was built by the Dewa Agung dynasty when the people moved here in 1710. The existing palace, called the Semara Pura, contains a large square with spacious courtyards, lush gardens, pavilions and moats. The palace that you see today is actually a reconstruction, as the Dutch destroyed the original palace and grounds during attacks in 1908. Stone walls with water lilies in the moat surround the very beautiful Taman Gili complex.
Klungkung is a beautiful piece of balinese architecture miraculously preserved from the barberous dutch massacres of the early 20th century. The main pavailion, floating in a the liddle of a rectangular pool, is a miniature model of the cosmos and has excellent paintings on the ceiling. In the small garden, Notice the striking quincunx, or checkerboard designs made of alternating rectangles of grass and stone.
The seat of government in the city was originally the Palazzo del Broletto, where the municipal institutions were located. It
became a noble residence during the rule of the Torriane and Visconti families, who gave it its shape that ...
This former royal residence houses a fantastic collection of paintings (Velázquez, Caravaggio and Goya), sculptures, furniture, tapestries, glassware, gold and
silverware, medals, porcelain and musical instruments. It is well worth visiting the rooms decorated by Gasparini as well as ...
The monumental complex at Caserta, created by the Bourbon king Charles III in the mid 18th century to rival Versailles
and the Royal Palace in Madrid, is exceptional for the way in which it brings together a magnificent palace ...