Mattancherry Palace or Dutch palace, Mattancherry, Kochi

Mattancherry Palace or Dutch palace, Mattancherry, Kochi

Mattancherry Palace
Mattancherry Palace

 

The Mattancherry Palace popularly known as the Dutch Palace is situated in Mattancherry, Kochi, South India. The palace got place in the “tentative list” of UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Palace was built and gifted by the Portuguese toVeera Kerala Verma, the king of Cochin around 1555. The palace is built in Nālukettu style (a quadrangular structure), the traditional Kerala architecture style, with a courtyard in the middle. There is a small temple dedicated to ‘Pazhayannur Bhagavati’, the protective goddess of the Kochi royal family at the courtyard. There are another two more temples on either side of the Palace, one is dedicated to Lord Krishna and the other is to Lord Siva. The palace showcases amazing mural works, portraits of the Kings of Cochin since 1864, things related to the royal family of Cochin and more.

 


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