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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  • So far only the first floor can be visited. All of the pieces shows little interest other than those covered with murals. However, in the light of the rate of entry, visit this site may worth the detour if you stay more than one day in Kochi.
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  • Visited as part of a tour group. No photos allowed, which is a shame as there were some very good exhibits. Not an easy entrance / exit, lots of people in a hurry.  more »
  • Here you can see the history of the Indian royals. It's a beautiful old building with hand painted murals on the walls and some eye-catching displays. The steps up and down to the entrance/exit are re...  more »
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  • If you are a historian, you will fall in love with this place. But for a person of neutral taste, it won't give any great satisfaction. The entry fee is just 5Rs which also another good thing from a tourist's perspective.
  • Well maintained and nice place to visit. Art and designs are very good, it's not that much big palace.The museum is beautiful which shows you the Cochin history, culture as well as wall paintings. A nice palace. But there is photography not allowed.Must visit for history lovers
  • Small palace but elegant and beautiful. Traditional too. It's associated with a temple and palace is above temple. Temple also part of it but unfortunately only Hindus can enter temple. In palace the history and a good collection if antique and various things belonged to the palace is put upon display. The entry ticket is only 5 rupees. Time from 9.30-4.30.
  • It is also known as dutch palace built by the Porthughese in 1555 and presented to the king o Cochin. Later the dutch people made certain extensions and repairs during their influence and hence the name Dutch palace. The hall of mural paintings with the story of epic Ramayana is very attractive. The royal coronation hall and dining hall are also attractive here.
  • A small palace, but has all the history attached to it. All the artifacts are displayed properly inside the palace with detailed descriptions. The architecture is beautiful and the palace is cool inside. A really good place to spend some time
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