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Monterrey in Municipality of Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico — The Northeast
 

The Bishop's Palace

Regional Museum of Nuevo León

 
 
The Bishop's Palace Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
1. The Bishop's Palace Marker
Inscription.  

El Obispado
Museo Regional de Nuevo León

El Obispado es uno de los monumentos históricos más valiosos del noreste de México. Fue construido al finalizar la época colonial por el obispo franciscano Fray Rafael José Verger en 1787. Durante el siglo XIX fue utilizado en varias ocasiones como fortaleza militar, siendo valientemente defendido por las tropas mexicanas durante la invasión americana y también durante la intervención francesa. Éste monumento es un símbolo para Monterrey, en 1956, se convirtió en Museo Regional de Nuevo León, con el fin de conservar el valioso patrimonio histórico de nuestro estado.

Horario de acceso al museo
martes a domingo
9:00 am a 6:00 pm
(domingos entrada libre)

Visitas escolares (gratuitas)

Permisos, toma de fotografías y video (oficinas del museo)

Horario de acceso al sitio histórico
martes a domingo
6:00 am a 10:00 pm
Para mayor información marque al: (81) 8333 9588 o al (81) 8333 9751


English translation:
The Bishop’s Palace
Regional Museum of Nuevo León

The Bishop’s Palace
An additional marker on the 1956 restoration of the Bishop's Palace image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
2. An additional marker on the 1956 restoration of the Bishop's Palace
is one of the most valuable historical monuments in northeastern Mexico. It was built at the end of the colonial era by the Franciscan Bishop Friar Rafael José Verger in 1787. During the 19th century it was used several times as a military fortress, being bravely defended by Mexican troops during the American invasion and also during the French Intervention. This monument is a symbol for Monterrey and in 1956 it became the Regional Museum of Nuevo León in order to preserve the valuable historical heritage of our state.

Museum access hours
Tuesday to Sunday
9:00 am to 6:00 pm
(Sundays free admission)

School visits (free)

Permits for photography and video (museum offices)

Opening hours for the historic site:
Tuesday to Sunday
6:00 am to 10:00 pm
For more information: (81) 8333 9588 or (81) 8333 9751

 
Erected by Secretaría de Cultura y INAH.
 
Location. 25° 40.408′ N, 100° 20.56′ W. Marker is in Monterrey, Nuevo León, in Municipality of Monterrey. Marker is on Fray Rafael J. Verger just north of Mozart, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monterrey, Nuevo León 64060, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Benito Juárez (within shouting distance of this marker); 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Monterrey
The rear of the Bishop's Palace and Markers image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
3. The rear of the Bishop's Palace and Markers
(within shouting distance of this marker); Combat at the Bishop's Palace (within shouting distance of this marker); The Purísima Statue (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Purísima Cemetery (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); 674 Miguel Hidalgo (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); College of the Company of Jesus (approx. 3.2 kilometers away); Monterrey Surrender Site (approx. 3.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterrey.
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionColonial EraMan-Made Features
 
The Bishop's Palace image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
4. The Bishop's Palace
A restored altar at the Bishop's Palace Museum image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
5. A restored altar at the Bishop's Palace Museum
A portrait of Friar Rafael José Verger, founder of the Bishop's Palace image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
6. A portrait of Friar Rafael José Verger, founder of the Bishop's Palace
<i>Obispado, Monterrey, N.L., Mexico</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by Fot Violeta, circa 1930s
7. Obispado, Monterrey, N.L., Mexico
Showing the palace before it was converted to a museum.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 25, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   7. submitted on October 26, 2019.
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