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Museo del Obispado

Rafael Jose Verger s/n | Colonia Obispado, Monterrey 64060, Mexico
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Ranked #15 of 60 Attractions 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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Horsham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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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. .

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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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8 helpful votes 8 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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28 helpful votes 28 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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2002

The Obispado *was* closed for renovations a few months ago, but it re-opened fairly quickly. It's a fascinating building in its own right, situated atop a hill with a commanding view of the entire city, and was built as a home for the retiring archbishop (in the U.S. we would probably call this "the bishop's palace"). There is a small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2002

Somebody wrote a review in July 2001 that the Obispado is now closed to preserve it. Well I was there in October 2001 and toured it, so either this review was told the wrong info. or they changed their mind. In any case, it's well worth seeing. The views are great atop the hill overlooking city, and lots of historical... More 

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