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“Important Landmark of the city.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Museo del Obispado

Museo del Obispado
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Monterrey City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #16 of 110 things to do in Monterrey
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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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“Important Landmark of the city.”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 the view make this visit totally worth it.

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“Beautiful View”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 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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“The Straight Scoop...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 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 admission fee to get in. The museum itself focuses on the fascinating history of the state of Nuevo Leon. There are exhibits depicting early Spanish colonial exploration and settlement in the region, events of the Mexican revolution and the war against the United States, and there are several exhibits that explain some of the story behind the state's major industries (beer brewing, steel, glass, packaging, etc.) One of the most interesting exhibits in my opinion were the clerical robes and religious artifacts used in the city's churches and cathedrals.

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“Museo del Obispado”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 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 displays inside.

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“Historic church”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2001

El Obispado is no longer open to the public. The general public isn't allowed inside anymore, to preserve it.
Supposedly the mexicans fought off an army from the U.S.A.
relatively easily from the high elevation. Pancho Villa supposedly hid there for a time.

The view of Monterrey at night from Obispado is spectacular. Bring a good camera and a tripod.

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