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Mattancherry Palace

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This 16th-century Dutch building now houses a Hindu temple.
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Palace Road, Kochi (Cochin), India
+91 484 606 8716
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Reviewed yesterday

The murals of the Ramayana are rich in detail and the descriptions of the history of the region are detailed and engaging. I was particularly interested in the lifestyles and attitudes of the people. The museum requires maintenance and I think the Rs5 entrance price...More

Thank Ravi R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Built in 16th century, by the Portuguese and given to Cochi Raja, it was later captured by Dutch. Presently it is a museum, with display on history of Cochin. The walls of the palace is decorated by mural paintings.

Thank Ranjith K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a private guide that told us about the history of Cochin. She guided us around in the Palace as explained about the trade history, the different kings and who was ruling Cochin the last period. We will recommend to visit the Palace to...More

Thank Kjetil F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I m not interested in Museums. So it was just ok for me. Could be visited to see ancient wall murals.

Thank rehanam51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Detailed exhibits in a story format. Absolutely a better historical place to see and learn about the real history kochi. A must see attraction in and around Mattancherry.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very nice historical place....very interesting things we can see inside of the palace....and this palace will show us the old culture of our Kerala.

Thank Ayurjani A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Historical palace representing the Kings of Kochi. Nice architecture with nice carvings all around. However it needs better maintenance.

Thank Sumitkumar_13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a good place to learn about the history of Cochin/Kochi. The exhibits are detailed and in a story format. However, as far as the preserved materials and architecture is concerned, not that fascinating.

Thank shreyashj2018
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The palace of Kings of Kochi, adjoining synagogue was built by Portuguese, renovated by Dutch. If you are a history buff like us then you can hear the wall speaking history. Worth the visit.

Thank marinesailor999
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Mattancherry palace was built by Portuguese and gifted to kochi raja. Later dutch renovated it. Now this is more like a museum.The highlight of this place is mural painting depicting the stories of ramayama and lord krishna which are beautiful and intricate. Further, it shows...More

Thank musafir15
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21 June 2016|
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Response from rahulbamal | Reviewed this property |
I guess, mobile can be taken but pics not allowed most probably ;)
nikunj p
25 October 2015|
Response from NHA59 |
Depending on your interest in Murals and how much u know about Ramayana & Krishna. Amazing murals. Also nice history of Cochin's development. Minimum 1 hour and max 2 or more