The Indo-Portuguese Museum is a museum in Fort Kochi, Kerala, India which throws light on very majestic collection of artwork belonging to the era. Dr. Joseph Kureethra was the city’s bishop and he decided to protect the history of the city, those marks left by the Portuguese were being stamped out in the race of modernism. He builds the Indo-Portuguese museum in Kochi and preserves the rich and priceless cultural inheritance of Kochi. The Indo-Portuguese Museum serves two main purposes one is significant of the Portuguese Christian culture to their future generation and other is saves Archdiocese from danger. The museum preserves excellent collection of art and architecture of the kochi which was so emphatically influenced by the pure Portuguese style. The Indo-Portuguese Museum is separated into five sections viz. Procession, Civil Life, Altar, Treasure and Cathedral. 16th century teak wood altar from the Church of the Lady of Hope, a 19th century chasuble, a 17th century silver and wood processional cross property of the Santa Cruz cathedral, an antique monstrance of the 18th century and the coat of arms of the Fransiscans are popular amongst the tourists. Down into the basement remnants of the fort walls are available. Kochi’s beautiful history completes the visit to Kochi.
History Buffs, Connoisseurs
Rs.5 per person for children, Rs.10 per person for Indians, Rs.25 per person for foreign tourists no entry fee (1st Thursday of every month)
All days of the week except Monday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM