Mattanchery Palace - Kochi

Mattanchery Palace - Kochi

Mattancherry palace was erected by the Portuguese and it was in 1557. They gifted the same to the king of Kochi King Veera Kerala Varma. In 1663, the palace was refurbished by the Dutch. Though Mattancherry palace speaks volumes of the architectural symphony of the Portuguese and the Dutch, the palace blends the traditional Kerala architectural heritage as well. The Bhagavathi Temple built in the central courtyard sports the Naalukettu style of Kerala. The palace overlooks the beautiful backwaters of Kochi and the mural paintings in the palace are a treat to the eyes of any visitor. Drawing inspiration from the great Indian epics, the paints cover over 300 sq feet on the palace walls.