Mattancherry Palace which is popularly known as the Dutch Palace, is a Portuguese Palace in Mattancherry, Kochi, in the state of Kerala. This Palace features paintings characterizing portraits and displays of the Rajas of Kochi. They used to paint in warm colours using the acrylic technique and abiding of an image gallery of the Kochi wisdom and beautiful mythological painting. The major highlights of this Palace are the paintings on the walls of the rooms of the palace. These paintings depict the arena from Hindu mythological legend like the Ramayana, the Mahabharata and the Puranas.
... Currently, Mattancherry Palace in Kerala is a museum showcasing the gear belonging to the kingdom of Kochi. Visit this Palace to know about the captivating history of Kerala through the source of irreversible objects and adornment. The beauty of Mattancherry Palace lies in its purity. It is built in the typical style of Kerala architecture reserved for the dignity.
The original founders of the palace are the Portuguese who gifted the palace to the Raja Veera Kerala Varma in the year 1557. Basically, this gift was an allowance for a temple, which was demolished by the Portuguese. But, the architecture of the palace has remained unchanged since its construction. The palace is a two storey quadrangular building, which is build up of stark white walls with sloping roofs and trees around it. The four separate walls of the Palace are surrounded with central courtyard which also has a temple dedicated to Lord Krishna and Lord Shiva
Q. What Mattancherry Palace is famous for?
Ans. Mattancherry Palace is famous for its paintings in the palace.
Q. What are the nearby places to visit from Mattancherry Palace?
Ans. Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, Bolgatty Palace, Fort Kochi, Cochin Jewish Synagogue, Willingdon Island, Veeranpuzha Lake and Backwaters, and Vasco da Gama Square.
Q. How to Reach Mattancherry Palace?