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Paliam Dutch Palace

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Chennamangalam Village, North Paravur 683521, India
+91 480 280 7717
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Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Lots of very old paintings, carvings, photos and stories of the Rajas in Cochin. Entrance only 5 rupees (6p). Quite a small exhibition which can be done in about 30 minutes. To be honest it wasn't really my thing, but if you're in to history...More

Thank soa08cg
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Big wooden elephant welcomes you to the palace. The architecture is superb. The palace is very cold from inside. Each and every room has some story to say. The artefacts are preserved well.

Thank Preethi N
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

We arrived before 4.30pm which is the last time you can purchase tickets for the museum. The sign said it closed at 5pm. We started to look around, note that it gets very hot inside and you aren't allowed to take any photos. As we...More

Thank stephm84
Reviewed 18 April 2017

It was built by the Portuguese and presented to Veera Kerala Varma (1537-65) Rajan of Cochin. The Dutch carried out some renovations in 1663 and from then it is called Dutch Palace. Now it is a portrait gallery of the Cochin Rajas and notables for...More

Thank Profrr
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

The murials were not well preserved and fading because of the heat -arrangements should be made in future to preserve the murials and the furnitures .The inside of the building was hot and needs to be cool for the visitors .No literature of the history...More

Thank Cheers142
Reviewed 7 February 2017

A part of Kerala history none the less. When we got there it was closed. However not much of a castle. Amba Vilas in Mysore. Now thats a castle.

Thank peerr2017
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Only 5Rs entry. Lots of the wall murals. The best part is lots of detailed and interesting signs explaining the history of kochi and highlighting interesting facets of the murals.

Thank Emily F
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Apparently built by the Portuguese this Palace was renovated by the Dutch hence the name.This delightful building has a vast array of artifacts and painting's protected by a "No Photo" policy to avoid the colours fading. It made a refreshing change not to be bustled...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

5 rupees entrance fee to see some amazing murals and learn about the very interesting history of Kochi. Definately worth a visit! Easy to reach, just across the Matuncherry ferry jetty.

Thank Rodney N
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Not very interesting. It's just a building with some old furniture in it. 5 rupees entrance fee. Not the end of the world if you don't see it.

Thank Manfred J
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