The architectural wonders in Cochin
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The Bolghatty Palace is a major attraction in the city. The heritage hotel run by KTDC isone of the most visited places in Cochin. The palace is an architectural symphony of the oldera. It is one of the oldest existing Dutch palaces outside Holland. The traditional art formof Kerala ‘Kadhakali’ is performed here daily for the guests. There is a swimming pool andAyurveda Centre here now. There is a Shiva Temple here exclusively for Hindu tourists.
Hill Palace at Tripunithura is the largest archaeological museum in Kerala. There are 49buildings in the palace complex and is a unique signature for the traditional architecturalstyle. There is a deer park, children’s park and pre-historic park near the palace. The museumexhibits the Cochin royal family belongings, paintings, sculptures etc.
The Mattanchery Synagogue is one of the oldest active Jewish synagogues in the world.The four building complex is built near to the Mattanchery palace temple. The floor of the synagogue consists of hundreds of Chinese hand-painted tiles each of which is unique. Thesynagogue has an 18th-century clock tower which remains as a real wonder for travellers.This is a must visit place in Cochin.
The Mattancherry Palace is another architectural wonder in Cochin. It is a Portuguesepalace featuring Kerala mural with Hindu temple art, portraits and exhibits of the KochiRajas. The palace is built in traditional Nalukettu style with a courtyard in the middle. Thereis a small temple in the middle of this Nalukettu. On the either sides of the palaces thereare two other temples. This palace exhibits elements with European architectural influencein traditional Kerala style. The flooring is done using a mixture of buried coconut shells,charcoal, lime, plant juices and egg whites..!! And the wonder is that it looks like blackmarble flooring. The palace is a real architectural wonder.
Malayattoor Church is one of the most visited Christian pilgrim