The Mattancherry Palace
Bazaar Road, Cochin, India
The Mattancherry Palace Cochin Reviews
Nice, but quite dilapidated Sep 22, 2008
In 1555 the Portuguese built this Mattancherry Palace and presented it to the raja of Chochin as a gesture of goodwill (and also to secure trading privileges, no doubt).
Years later, the Portuguese occupiers left en the Dutch took their place. They renovated the run-down Palace in 1663, since then it’s locally referred to as the Dutch Palace.
The outside of the palace has had better days, probably a couple of hundred years ago. It all looks quite dilapidated. The inside has some beautiful murals, but the exposition of what is left of the palace is small and can only keep you busy for about ten minutes.
Since the Dutch Palace is near Jew Town, it might be nice to stop by when you have some time to kill. Otherwise, you won’t miss anything huge if you miss it.
Part of the Southern India 2008 travel blog
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