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Mattancherry Palace, Kochi (Cochin)

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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. To visit Mattancherry Palace on your trip to Kochi (Cochin), use our Kochi (Cochin) vacation builder.
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  • The palace was built by the Portuguese, though it is popularly known as the Dutch Palace. It is situated in Mattancherry town itself, just about fifty metres away from the lake. The palace will be int...  more »
  • Its also called dutch palace and museum good place to visit in mattancherry town of fort kochi. It is closed on friday.lot of information about dutch rule in kochi  more »
  • nothing memorable about it...they charge a Rs.5 fee for entry..its a very short visit..nothing to lose if you miss it...  more »
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  • The Dutch Palace! Very nice place. A must go place if you ever visit Cochin the murals and tapestries on the walls are amazing. Wonderful display of history. Had been here with my wife, and the visit was truly amazing
  • A must see for history enthusiasts. You can really feel the history unfolding inside these premises. Put yourself into the shoes of the Kings and Queens lived inside these and you can really have a whiff of the past glory. Well maintained and administered. Staff is very sincere and strict in imposing discipline and order.
  • The palace is a treasure trove of information of the bygone era and life of the Cochin royalty. However it's time that access to the ground floor is restored to the visitors, for these house the bedroom murals (including sensuous ones) of great workmanship. Lastly its time the visitors entry is restricted to numbers that are management and only the really interested ones should be let in. And yes Definitely not a place to visit when it's hot and humid unless the same is air-conditioned.
  • It's a part of our history. Archaeological department is taking care of this property. Beautiful painting on the walls of the palace. Some were telling the story of our sacred Hindu mythologies. This place hold the evidences why world want to conquer INDIA or a have friendly relations.
  • Mattancherry Palace is a very nice and historical place. It has been well maintained. The total history of Kochi can be seen here. This includes the details of Kerala history with lengthy write ups and pictures. Some of the old items, dresses and weapons etc are also displayed here. It will be good visit for the history oriented people. Lot of tourists from India & abroad visit here.