Bishopric Museum


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.


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


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



La Cultura ¡Vale! - 20% de descuento

  • Visitas guiadas (en grupos mayores a 10 personas, excepto sábados, domingos y días festivos).
  • 20% de descuento

  • Museos y zonas arqueológicas
  • Paseos culturales. No se podrá hacer valido el descuento cuando el recorrido requiera más de un día de hospedaje o alimentación.
  • 10% de descuento

  • Publicaciones del INAH en sus librerías.
  • Reproducciones del INAH en las tiendas de sus museos.
  • ** El descuento será válido para la persona portadora de la tarjeta.


    Guide visits


    Tel. (81) 8346 0404 y 8123 0644


    The Archdiocese of Linares

    April 01 2017 to December 30 2019

    Porfiriato Period in Nuevo León

    April 01 2017 to December 30 2019

    Defense of the Sovereignty

    April 01 2017 to December 30 2019

    The Evangelization in Nuevo León

    April 01 2017 to December 30 2019

    First Settlers of Nuevo León

    April 01 2017 to December 30 2019

    Development of the Industry in Monterrey

    April 01 2017 to December 30 2019

    Leaders in Nuevo León

    April 01 2017 to December 30 2019

    The Independence of Mexico

    April 01 2017 to December 30 2019