Bishopric Museum



REVIEW

The only 18th century baroque building that still stands in the state of Nuevo León houses the first regional museum of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) in northern Mexico. Opened on September, 1956, this 2016 it celebrates 60 years of narrating the history of the state and beginning the tradition of museographic precints in the city of the mountains.

The building was built at the end of the Viceregal time, on request of the Franciscan friar Rafael José Verger, second Bishop of Linares’ Diocese, on 1787. This building, commonly known as the Bishopric, has a great historic and architectonic value. Its first restoration took place on 1946, and ten years later, on 1956, was inaugurated as a museum. After friar Rafael José Verger’s death, and since the Independence, the Bishopric was used as a military fortress, playing an important role in the defense of the city during the American Invasion (1846), the French Intervention (1864), the Rebellion of La Noria (1871), and the Mexican Revolution (1913 and 1914).

It stands out because of its dimensions, as well as for the strength and height of its walls. Its main façade is of Baroque style. The building is constructed in ashlar stone, a characteristic material of the region, and is one of the few samples of Viceregal architecture that are still kept in the northeast of Mexico.

ADDRESS

José Rafael Verger s/n Obispado CP 64010 s/n, Col. Obrera, C.P. 64010, Monterrey, Nuevo León

OPENNING HOURS

From Tuesday to Sunday, 09:00 - 18:00 hrs.
Domingos entrada libre

PRICES

$55

SERVICIOS

Guide visits

CONTACT

Tel. (81) 8346 0404 y 8123 0644
museoobispado@gmail.com

ACTIVITIES OF THIS PRECINCT

The Archdiocese of Linares

April 01 2017 to December 30 2018

Porfiriato Period in Nuevo León

April 01 2017 to December 30 2018

Defense of the Sovereignty

April 01 2017 to December 30 2018

The Evangelization in Nuevo León

April 01 2017 to December 30 2018

First Settlers of Nuevo León

April 01 2017 to December 30 2018

Development of the Industry in Monterrey

April 01 2017 to December 30 2018

Leaders in Nuevo León

April 01 2017 to December 30 2018

The Independence of Mexico

April 01 2017 to December 30 2018