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Address: Chennamangalam Village, North Paravur 683521, India
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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... read more

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 went through the different areas a man was walking behind closing the windows and turning... More 

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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 some of the best mythological Murals in India. These are the best traditions of Hindu... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 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 was published to buy unfortunately .The compound of the building was dirty with litter.The building... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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82 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 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.

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Thank peerr2017
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 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.

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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735 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

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 and blocked by hordes of photograpers and simply be able to enjoy the Palace for... More 

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Thank Peter B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 6, 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.

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Thank Rodney N
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26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 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.

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Thank Manfred J
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63 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed December 20, 2016

The place is located 36 kms from Kochi. Located in a rural area it housed the ancient Diwan family of Kochi. Developed as a part of Muziris the palace has been renovated with all its glory. It is not a patch on famed North Indian palaces but must visit place for those looking to learn of Kerala history. AV presentation... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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400 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 2016

You have to pay Rs 5 for entrance fees and no photography allowed on the premises. I found it very disappointing. Also it was very hot. some of the artifacts were interesting but nothing eye catching. You can skip this

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