Mattancherry Palace

Top 1% of attractions in Kerala
9 / 10

3 expert reviews

“Built by the Portuguese in 1557, and subsequently taken by the Dutch, the palace later became the residence of the Rajah. ”

– Michelin Guide

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"Mattancherry Palace was a generous gift presented to the Raja of Kochi, Veera Kerala Varma (1537–61), as a gesture of goodwill by the Portuguese in 1555." Full review
"Also known as the Dutch Palace, this large two-story 16th-century building was actually built by the Portuguese, who gave it to the Raja of Kochi as thanks for trading rights and favors." Full review

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