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Mattancherry Palace

 
 
Also known as the Dutch Palace. Built by the Portuguese and presented to the Cochin Raja in 1555 AD, it acquired the present name after 1663, when the Dutch carried out some extensions and repairs in the Palace. (At no time did the Portuguese or Dutch stay here). In the centre of the building, is the Coronation Hall where the Cochin Rajas held their coronations. Today, it is a portrait gallery of the Cochin Rajas. Adjacent rooms contain 17th century murals depicting scenes from the Indian epic, the Ramayana. Timings: 1000 to 1700 hr. Closed on Fridays and national holidays.
 
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