Mattancherry Palace in Cochin

Mattancherry Palace Overview

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The Mattancherry Palace, or the Dutch Palace, has quite a story behind it. A palace built by the Portuguese, credited to the Dutch and featuring murals dedicated to the Hindu pantheon of gods and goddesses, it’s definitely worth adding to your itinerary.

The Portuguese built the palace in 1553 and gifted it to the Kochi Rajas. But when the Dutch wrested control of the region in 1663, they added significant renovations and extensions of their own – hence the Dutch Palace.

Featuring an austere façade, the two-storied quadrangular building is known for its murals, depicting scenes from Hindu epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata, along with a gallery containing royal possessions such as turbans, attires and weapons of the Kochi Rajas.

  • Opening Closing Time 10 am till 5 pm (Closed on Fridays)

  • Entrance Fee Rs. 2/- (Children up to 15 years of age get free entry)

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Location

Near Mattancherry Bus Stand, Jew Town Road, Pazhavannur Temple Lane, Mattancherry, Kochi