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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  • This small place is also known as Dutch Palace. This is a place which shows various pictures from Ramayana, Mahabharata etc. Some artifacts related to Cochin history. Photography is not allowed inside. From one of the room you can see small pond which is also known as Mattancherry pond. There is a temple opposite the entrance to the palace. Ticket price is nominal.
  • Nice museum....with knowledge on kerala history and gods... beautiful paintings on the walls...with proper description.... The only set is the small entry which gets crowded even with few persons inside.....other wise it's an awesome place for any tourist or backpacker to visit ....
  • No basic facilities. No cameras allowed. There are few artifacts (20 tiny coins, 10 stamps, several murals). No A/C. Walk through in 15 minutes. 5 rupee charge is worth an interesting picture, but no photos allowed...
  • A place rich in history. A must visit place if you want to know about the life and culture of ancient Kochi and it's relationship with the outside world since the 1500s. There are priceless mural paintings and articles used by the monarchy here on public display.
  • Well maintained. Apt for people interested in history and culture . 5 rupees entry fee. Small road side shops for buying cultural and fancy trinkets. Boating by Kerala tourism department is near by.
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