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Mattancherry Palace

Palace Road, Kochi (Cochin), India
+91 484 606 8716
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This 16th-century Dutch building now houses a Hindu temple.
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  • Very good44%
  • Average25%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Palace Road, Kochi (Cochin), India
+91 484 606 8716
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Reviewed yesterday

The palace itself is magnificent and the collection of art work is superb. Learn about the history of Mattencherry and, indeed,the rest of the surrounding country. It's excellent

Thank NoisetteLondon
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very well maintained museum of royal Kochi history. Plenty of exhibits of tools, clothing, weapons, and other royal accoutrements. Original frescoes.

Thank Graeme B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Mattancherry palace which is now a museum, throws light on the history of cochin. The rulers, culture, art - all under one roof. Good time to visit is in the afternoon - to escape the hot and humid climate outside. Photography is not allowed inside...More

Thank seatbackupright
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A selection of rooms that you wonder through. Contained interesting information about who had occupied the palace and some old maps and other artefacts. Only 5 rupees so worth visiting whilst visiting the synagogue and Jew street area.

Thank Jackie h
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Portuguese built this palace for the Raja to compensate him for destroying a Hindu temple. Striking murals, and the building now houses an archaeological collection about the province of Kerala. History and culture of the area.

Thank joyce g
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Dutch palace does not look appealing from the outside but very interesting on the inside. Entrance fee is very small and won’t take long to wonder through

Thank Dijana D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This palace with its long history provides an insight into the long and varied history of Kochi, certainly worth the time.

Thank PandaScotland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were navigating to Mattancherry Palace or the Dutch palace on bike and almost missed it because it is not majestic or huge. It is small, humble but holds a lot of interesting information and artefacts. The entire tour takes about 30-60 mins.

Thank Minal P
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't really appreciate the outside of this palace as you enter through some back steps. Inside the murals are quite stunning. I was disappointed there was a total ban on photography. Quite a lot of explanatory panels, in so many languages it can be...More

Thank muffinn2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. The 5rupee entrance fee is totally worth it. Lots of information to read about the history of Kochi fort.

Thank Nicholas83Russell
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Nagendra N
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
24 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