MATTANCHERRY PALACE, KOCHI
Mattancherry Palace with its medieval charm is situated at Palace Road, Mattancherry, Kochi. It was built by the Portuguese and presented to Veera Kerala Varma (1537–65), Raja of Kochi, in 1555 AD.
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The Mattancherry Palace, also known as the Dutch Palace, in Mattancherry, Kochi, in the Indian state of Kerala features Kerala murals depicting Hindu temple art, portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi. More...
The architecture of the palace is highly influenced by the Portuguese style of architecture. You will find two arches at the entrance of the palace, which lead to the palace compound. This is typical of Portuguese style of architecture. The most unique thing about this palace is that although the style of architecture is Portugal, the construction pattern is traditional Kerala style. The palace has two stories, which is built around a central courtyard. This style is known as "nalukettu". The palace has round-headed windows and doors and the typical sloping tiled roof, thus giving it a European look. More...
Video of Mattancherry Palace Museum located inside Mattancherry Palace or Dutch Palace in Kochi. More...