• Dutch Palace Cochin


Dutch Palace - India

Historic display in Kochi

Elegantly adorned with Hindu paintings, carvings and statues, the Dutch Palace proudly displays the melting history pot of Indian, Dutch and Portuguese ancestry.

The Dutch Palace, also known as Mattancherry Palace is a grand Portuguese architectural wonder gifted to the Raja of Cochin in 1555 in order to strengthen Portuguese trade with the region. It  was used by the rulers of Kochi as their Royal House and important ceremonies related to the coronation were conducted here. The ceilings of various halls are decorated with wood carved floral designs including the design of an inverted lotus whilst many murals adorn the walls. These have been executed in the best traditions of Hindu temple art, showcasing the palace's grandeur.

Essential Information

  • Hours: 
    10:00 - 17:00
  • Open:  Please note the palace is closed every Friday

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"This visit can easily be incorporated into a fantastic itinerary covering the beautiful picturesque Kerala."