Mattancherry Palace, Kochi (Cochin)
Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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Mattancherry Palace is a must see in Kochi. The palace is an archaeological site and was constructed by Portuguese and later repaired by Dutch and thus also known as Dutch Palace. It has got European ... read more »
Unfortunately, guests rush through not realizing what they are walking past. The second room has phenomenal wall paintings. Take the time to observe carefully! You are not allowed to tak photos, so if... read more »
Not much to see in the palace. If you have seen the Hill Palace it would be a good idea to give this place a miss.
Dutch museum it's remembrance of Dutch colonial period in kochi. Nice historic place. Camera and Mobil phones are strictly prohibited.
Good place and near by a jew Street a great place of spice and interiors and collections of showcases
This place is under the ASI and is well maintained. There are a lot of foreign tourists all the time. The artefacts are superbly kept and you can ask for information from the people who work there. They are very helpful and give a lot of information. It's better to go there after a visit to the Hill Palace at Thrippunithura. One can then correlate a lot historical information.
Only if you are interested in paintings and/or hindu mythology(Rama/Krishna). Informative with history of Kochi as well.
Also known as dutch place. Its worth a visit if some one is interested to know Dutch,Purtegese or malayali history in Kochi. Its well maintained with displays for information. It got good collection of antiques memorablia, including palanquins, combat equipment, robes, wall-paintings with photo-documentation of the royalty. Inside Photography not Allowed.
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