Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Indo Portuguese Museum in Fort Kochi, Kerala

We caught a ferry from Cochin to Fort Kochi. The ferry ride was fun and on reaching Fort Kochi I felt that we had been transported back in time. Everything here had such an old world charm attached to it.

We headed for the Indo Portuguese Museum to look at the rich art and heritage that has been collected and preserved by the Late Dr Joseph Kureethara, Bishop of Cochin. The Bishop was committed to the protection and preservation of this collection for future generations and has succeeded in his mission.

The people of Fort Cochin still maintain a strong cultural kinship wit the Portuguese roots of their Catholic faith.

The Museum is located in the premises of the Bishop’s house and is open on all days except Mondays and public holidays from 9 a.m to 6 p.m.


Bishop’s House
Fort Cochin
Telephone: 91 484 2215400/2215401

Indian Adults – Rs 10
Non-Indian Adults – Rs 25
Children - Rs 5

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