Mattancherry Palace Also Known As Dutch Palace
The Mattancherry Palace is a Portuguese palace popularly known as the Dutch Palace situated in Mattancherry, Kochi
Mattancherry Palace also known as Dutch Palace is another great attraction of Kochi, which is only 450 meters away from the Paradesi Synagogue. The beautiful and traditional Kerala style architecture with four wings that open into a quadrangle, this palace is truly eye-catching. It lies just opposite the Boat Jetty, which was built by the Portuguese to compensate the destruction of the local temples. They presented this palace to the Indian King in 1555.
Even though Portuguese built it, Dutch renovated and gave their name to it. The floors of this palace are built by using organic materials such as plant juices, burnt coconut shells and egg whites. You can see several items belong to the royal family of Kochi in it such as antique weapons and period furniture. The exquisite murals that depict scenes from the Ramayana and other Hindu epics are believed to be painted between the 17th and 18th century.
Mattancherry Palace is open from Saturday to Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm. You need to pay Rs.5/- to get entry to the palace.
Museum Visiting Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM
Museum kept open in all days except Friday
Nearest railway station: Ernakulam, about 10 km
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 42 km
Location : Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala 682002
Coordinates : 9.9583° N, 76.2594° E
Phone: 91 484 606 8716
Entry Fee : Rs. 5/-