Mattancherry Palace also known as Dutch Palace was built and gifted by Portuguese to King of Kochi in the 1663. It is an important heritage building which connects the past Dutch linkage with Kerala and India. It is enlisted tentatively an UNESCO heritage list.
It was built in traditional style of Kerala architecture and one can also find the influence of western architecture in arches, proportion of chambers etc.,. In the courtyard there stands a small temple dedicated to ‘Pazhayannur Bhagavati and other two small temples for Lord Krishna and Lord Shiva.
The palace displays the brilliant wooden ornate ceiling, brass fixtures, traditional Kerala floorings. There is also beautiful murals depicting Hindu Gods, and illustrations of Ramayana and other stories.
There is also a Jewish Synagogue nearby which is known as Paradesi Synagogue.