Indo-Portuguese Museum

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The Indo-Portuguese Museum situated in Fort Kochi is one of the critical historical centers of Kerala. The museum is an illustration of the Portuguese impact in both the symbolization and the structural planning of Kerala all in all and Cochin in particular.  It is extremely famous, in light of the fact that it was the first museum in Kerala that particularly put away ancient rarities and scriptures of philosophical significance. The gallery today is a paramount community for comprehension the Indo-Portuguese Christian Art legacy, which is still surviving. The Indo-Portuguese Museum recounts the story of the time when Portuguese used to have a solid impact here, at all levels. The Indo Portuguese Museum holds a critical place ever in the history of Kochi.

The museum was established by the exertions of the late Dr. Joseph Kureethra, former Bishop of Kochi. The museum is partitioned into five fundamental areas, as stated by the way of things showed. They are - Altar, Treasure, Procession, Civil Life and Cathedral.The gallery as of now houses some remarkable accumulations and is well known for its masterful and engineering wonders, which bear the characteristic of solid Portuguese impact. Church of Our Lady of Hope, Vypeen, a chasuble (nineteenth century) from Bishop's House, Fort Kochi, processional cross, which is a combo of silver and wood (seventeenth century) from Santa Cruz Cathedral, Fort Kochi, Indo-Portuguese Monstrance (18-nineteenth century), from The Church of Our Lady of Hope, Vypeen.  The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has additionally helped the gathering at the Indo-Portuguese Museum and has to its credit figures, valuable metal items and vestments, around others from the Cathedral of Santa Cruz and other churches of the Kochi diocese.

Visiting Hours: 10.00 to 17.00 hrs. Closed on Mondays and all Public Holidays.

Entry is free on 1st Thursday of every month.

 

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