The historic core of Kochi is called Fort Kochi and lies on an island facing the Arabian sea. The primary attraction is the Mattancherry palace, which is also known as the Dutch palace. Initially built by the Portuguese in the 16th century, it was renovated by the Dutch in 1663 and nowadays is used as a museum. Near the Mattancherry palace lie the Pazhayannur Bhagavathy Hindu temple and the Paradesi Jewish synagogue, both located in an area called Jew town, which is full of tourist shops. Other heritage sites in Fort Kochi include the Dutch cemetery and some churches.

01 Paradesi synagogue 02 Pazhayannur Bhagavathy temple roof 03 Jew town road 04 Jew town road 05 River road 06 Brunton Boatyard hotel
07 Canal 08 Canal 09 Gate to Mattancherry palace 10 Coconut palms 11 Pazhayannur Bhagavathy temple
12 Mattancherry Dutch palace 13 Pazhayannur Bhagavathy temple 14 Pazhayannur Bhagavathy temple 15 Tailor shop 16 Schoolgirls in uniform on bicycles
17 Schoolgirls in uniform on bicycles 18 Alley 19 House facades 20 Canal 21 Dutch cemetery 22 Dutch cemetery
23 Tomb in Dutch cemetery
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