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Museo del Obispado

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Address: Calle Rafael J. Verger s/n | Colonia Obispado, Monterrey 64060, Mexico
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52-8-3339588
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Beautiful building first built in 1787 as Bishop Fray Rafael Jose Verger's...

Beautiful building first built in 1787 as Bishop Fray Rafael Jose Verger's retirement home; now houses a Regional History Museum delineating Nuevo Leon's complex history.

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Perfect place to visit for an afternoon

We got the afternoon off to see some sights so we headed to the Mirador and the Museo del Obispado. The building harkens back to the days of Mexico's war with the French... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 January 2017
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We got the afternoon off to see some sights so we headed to the Mirador and the Museo del Obispado. The building harkens back to the days of Mexico's war with the French. Originally a Catholic place of worship at the top of the highest hill in Monterrey it became a prime spot to take over as a Military Fort... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This museum is very small! but have interesting details about Monterrey's history! it take to the important milestones in the history of how the Obispado was a important point in the evolution of the city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The best museum in the whole state to learn the history of "Los regios ". It's an old church that was used in several battles as a strategic forth. In the upper part of " El cerro del obispado" you can appreciate Mexican Flag and its evolution, at night you can get astonished by the view of the city's lights.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

As you drive up through the winding road to reach the top of the Church, you are reminded of the History of this place. The canons face out and reminds you that this church was once a fort that tried to stop the invading American forces, but to no avail. When you reach the top you can see the panoramic... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Themuseum has early hours, they close early and some days is not open, you can enjoy city views after you get out because the museum is not that big, there is an entrance fee here and overall it was ok

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This a good place to go to learn about history of Monterrey and to see the beatiful view from the Bishop Hill, there is a Little museum and a big majestic México´s Flag.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Originally, this was the residence of the bishop, at the end of the 1700, but now is a museum and, since is located at the top of a hill, you will find excellent views of the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

Lots of people visiting this place, they have free and paid parking at 20 pesos for all you want to stay you just have to find the free ones if you don't wanna pay. Recommended around 6-7 p.m. to enjoy the pretty views of a huge city like Monterrey.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

Unfortunately the museum was already closed in the evening but the view as just amazing! You should definitely go there when you are travelling to Monterrey! It's one of the best places!

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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

The war when the USA invaded Monterrey was largely fought in the Obispado. Recently they discovered with google earth a large trench that was used in that hill very close to the museum. In this museum that is located in the building that used to be the bishops house in the 1800’s, you will find weapons, clothing and different articles... More 

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