Mattancherry Palace Museum
The Mattancherry Palace Museum in the State of Kerala, India is a landmark architectural wonder that was originally built by the Portuguese around 1545 CE. The palace located in Mattancherry was presented to Veera Kerala Varma in order to pacify him and to compensate for plundering a temple in the vicinity. The palace was renovated by the Dutch in 1663 and thereafter it has been popularly known as Dutch palace.
It displays the fine blend of European and the indigenous styles of architecture. The present museum was set up in May 1985 where a variety of exhibits such as portraits of the Cochin kings, palanquins, dresses, weapons, three royal umbrellas, canopy, swords, stamps and coins are displayed.