Built in 1506 as the residence of the Portuguese Governor, the Bishop's
House stands on a little hillock near Parade Ground. The facade of the
house is characterized by large Gothic Arches and has a circular garden
path, winding upto the main entrance.
The building was acquired by Dome Jos Gomes Ferreira, the 27th Bishop of
the Diocese of Cochin whose jurisdiction extended over Burma, Malaya and
Ceylon in addition to India.
Formerly Known As
Dome Jos Gomes Ferreira
Prime Attractions of Cochin (Kochi)
A Scenic island near the city of Ernakulam, Bolghatty
is famous for the Bolghatty Palace built by the Dutch in 1744 AD.
Originally built by the Portuguese in the mid-16th
century, the Dutch Palace or Mattancherry Palace is located at
Mattancherry. It was presented to the Kochi Maharaja in 1555 AD and
later taken over by the Dutch who carried out repairs and extended it
A leisurely walk through the lanes of the city is
the best way to discover historic Fort Kochi. An obscure fishing village
that became the first European township in India, Kochi has an eventful
and colourful history. more..
The oldest synagogue in India, it was built in 1586
AD by the prosperous Jewish community whose links with Kerala began in
Kodungalloor in northern Kerala. more..