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Museo del Obispado

Address: Rafael Jose Verger s/n | Colonia Obispado, Monterrey 64060, Mexico
Phone Number: 52-8-3339588
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Ranked #15 of 78 things to do in Monterrey
Type: Museums
Owner description: Beautiful building first built in 1787 as Bishop Fray Rafael Jose Verger's retirement home; now...
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Type: Museums
Owner description: 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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Houston, Texas, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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 

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San Antonio, Texas
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50 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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. .

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229 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 

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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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Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We were arriving there late near to 10pm. They are very punctual in the closure, and they closed the gate at 10 sharp. I think its bad since we need to climb over the gate to get into our car, but quite a good experience to climb over the gate. The view from Obispado is gorgeous !! We were there... More 

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north east mexico
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

the best thing is the view from the obispado deck, however do spend a few minutes wondering around the museum, nice collection of sacred art.

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Laredo, Texas
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

The place is very old and needs more up-keeping but if you love history you have to go.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

Go there for the historical exhibition, but more over, got to see the city from the top in an almost 360C view at the museum or at the flag pole area just 100 meters away from the museum in the top of the mountain. As a foreigner you might not be that interested in regional history, but the architecture and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2003

I have just returned from Monterrey. I visited the Obispado during my last night there. It was magnificent and the view of the city at night is great. The building is open and it actually has some nice pieces of Mexican historia. I would encourage anyone to visit this site.

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