Mattancherry Palace, Kochi (Cochin)

Explore exquisite artworks at Mattancherry Palace, a palace with a humble exterior that contains fine examples of Hindu temple art, ornate wood carving, and traditional Kerala flooring. The Portuguese constructed the palace and presented it to the Raja of Kochi around 1555 as a goodwill gesture after their forces plundered a nearby temple. Renovated and extended by the Dutch just over 100 years later, the austere exterior gives nothing of its contents away. Step inside to see the palace's well-known collection of art, with many Western-style portraits of the Cochin Rajas, finely created and preserved Hindu murals, and an elegant carved roof. Put Mattancherry Palace into our Kochi (Cochin) journey app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Also known as Dutch Palace, this is palace turned meusum with details of history, ancient arms & ammunition, palanquin, stories of God's own country, Gods, Rajas if Kochi , change in reigns, cultures ...  more »
  • Come on we will say to do but don't expect anything as you will not be disappointed. Small collection of weapons and palanquins. Eventually take step back and look at the premises and Indians from other States make the visit, the distraction is! Attention No photo inside
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  • The palace is situated in fort kochi area. Very basic with intricate woodwork in the ceiling. Contains artifacts of historical importance along with information on previous rulers. The best thing insi...  more »
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  • The palace is a place to visit for someone visiting Kochi. It's a small charming place. You can finish it in either 15 minutes or take longer to take in the different exhibits. It is a good stop when the sun is high and you need some respite from the heat. The staff are courteous and pleasant. The improvement can be made in amenities like water and washroom, which would be a great help especially for families with kids
  • This palace doesn't have much to see. It says the history about Kochin's ancient rulers, their dress, weapons. But the palace is really nice. I'd better stay there. Loved to sit near the window staring the beauty outside. Entry ticket is Rs.5.
  • Very good and informative place. Need patient to go through the history of Cochin. Need more than two hours to visit this museum. Opposite this place you can enjoy the ⛵ ride. Cost Rs 200 in group or 1000 for exclusive boat
  • Nice serene place. No public toilet i think.Small parking fee is there. Pigeons make the place retro and beautiful. Nice paintings to see. Historically significant place. Best places to take a stroll. Behind there is market for kerala curios items.
  • Firstly its a museum, all you can see is various wall paintings and some of the old tools used by i don't know. entrance fee is only 5 Rs. and never visit Kerala in summer, you will melt faster than ice. coming back to this place. you don't find toilets (In case if there is an urgency you have to do it in your pants :D), no good hotels nearby, you get lot of good stuffs for your showcase but you need to bargain a bit to get a good price. the place is quite reachable, its better not to go in auto cos they charge a lot if they know you are tourist , better get a two wheeler to roam around. all i can say about this place is , you can cover the entire place within 30 mins. even though if you struggle a lot to spend more time you cannot, because there is nothing entertaining. i think my review is bigger than this place, that's enough, bye
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