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Museo del Obispado

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

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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Witness of a Forgotten War

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Monterrey, Mexico
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Monterrey, Mexico
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109 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 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 

Thank Javo73
Deer Park, Texas
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This place is absolutely gorgeous! From the rows of flags that have been utilized for different battles to the museum and the history behind the structure and the merry go round and the large chess board and the list goes on and on! We need to go back again!

Thank mandy163028 V
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177 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is a small museum up on a small mountian. Inside the museum there are old carriages, clothe and cannons. The visit does not take you more than an hour, but once you are outside the view of the city is great.

1 Thank Zazyl
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

it is not a place that people tell you to visit but it was definitely one of my favorites. This place should really be at the top of the list when you visit Monterrey. There is a museum but it was closed when I visited so nothing to say about that. However, there is a lookout point that oversees all... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My friends took me here on a recent visit to Monterrey and I'm glad that they did. It's a must-see without being a tourist trap. There are several viewpoints for lovely photos, and you'll likely catch a few brides or girls on their fiesta de quinceañera- it's a popular place to take photos on special occasions. As a visitor it's... More 

1 Thank Lhennema
Houston, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Even though the museum is fairly small, it is indeed very interesting. You will learn about city history and enjoy the fantastic views from up there. Take your cameras because you wont get a better view of the city than from here. Just one thing I would like to suggest, if you are taking a stroller be prepared to carry... More 

1 Thank Yazmin R
San Antonio, Texas
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131 reviews
64 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Museum is fairly small, Sunday entrance is free, on a clear day you can enjoy great views of the city, the visit can be done in about an hour.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We did visit the museum, but the bit we really remember is the view. Amazing panoramic view of the whole City and surrounding mountains. You can drive virtually to the top, walking the last 100m to the viewing area. Well worth the visit, especially on a clear day. .

Thank Euroamer1000
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946 reviews
318 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This museum has not much inside but outside it has beautiful view of the whole city, you can sit on one of the cannons used for war and see how the world goes on down there in the city. If you go on weekends, they have a free lights and sound show for everyone at around 9 p.m., you will... More 

Thank bryanmantezoni
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

This place is not close to pubic I was there dec 18 2013 nice view of the city a much to see not too far too walk from hilton inn in monterry very steep be in good shape if you are planning to walk parking available at if your drive with a car

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