It is also known as Dutch Palace, built the Portuguese and presented to the Raja of Kochi in 1555 AD. At no time did the Portuguese or Dutch stay here. Its interiors are decorated with murals from the Ramayana and there are some lively displays of royal costumes and palanquins.
The Great Scrolls of the Old Testament, the copper plates in which the grants of privilege made by the Cochin rulers were recorded and the exquisite Chinese hand-painted tiles are of interest.
St. Francis Church
Fort Kochi The Protestant church was originally built by the Portuguese and is believed to be the oldest church built by the Europeans in India. It is here the remains of the inveterate traveller, Vasco da Gamma were initially buried and 14 years later, his mortal remains were taken to Portugal.
Chinese Fishing Nets
It line the sea-front and exhibit a mechanical method of catching fish by local fishermen in Kochi. Said to have been brought from China.
A man-made island created from the material dredged while deeping Kochin Port. Situated between the main land Ernakulam and the old town Mattancherry and separated by the backwaters. Willingdon Island is an important part of Kochin.