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Mattanchery Palace

Dutch Palace, also known as Mattanchery Palace, was originally built by the Portuguese in 1557 and they presented it to the King, Veera Kerala Varma (1537-65), to please him. It got the name Dutch Palace after Dutch revamped the palace in the 17th century. The palace was built in the traditional Nalukettu style prevalent in Kerala with a courtyard in the middle. The palace is now famous for its rich collection of mural paintings depicting the scenes from Indian epics.