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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  • This is absolutely worth the entrance fee and the climb up the stairs to view the old frescoes and the exhibitions. Really a very rewarding place to visit in Fort Kochi  more »
  • Very cheap ticket. But, nothing much to see with kids. Not well maintained. Does not feel/look like palace. It has stairs so, difficult for elderly people. Palace is on first floor.  more »
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  • The place has a great feel about it... The seats by the windows offer a great spot to contemplate on times past and present. The murals are truly magnificent but restoration is long due. If the Archeology Dept can undertake good restoration, the place would be the place to be. The pond in the premises needs cleaning. On the whole the rooms inside are neat. Whatever happens don't miss the Krishna Leela Mural. It's pretty naughty.
  • Had a wonderful experience at Dutch palace, revisiting the past. Only worry was that the place was too small, and could have maintained and organised the crowd much better. Many people visit the place without knowing the history, which is really disappointing.
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