Mattancherry Palace, also called Dutch Palace, is located in Mattancherry, on the banks of the backwaters of Kochi (erstwhile Cochin) in Kerala, India. It is an architectural chef d’oeuvre of the 16th century illustrating a fine mix of colonial and Kerala style of architectures. This palace, built on the conventional Kerala style of N?lukettu with four buildings set around a quadrangle, was gifted by the Portuguese to the Raja of Kochi, Veera Kerala Varma. Extensions and renovation works were done in the palace by the Dutch in the 17th century following which it became popular as the Dutch Palace. The palace that also houses a temple of goddess Bhagavati in the courtyard today stands as a famous museum that holds exquisite and intricately detailed ancient Kerala murals illustrating Hindu temple art as also portrait gallery of the Rajas of Kochi having rare collection of royal artefacts. The Palace not only offers a brief view of different architectural styles under one roof but also the grandeur and lifestyle of the royals in the bygone era.