Museo Regional de Nuevo León
- Verguer SW of City Center Obispado, 2.5km (1.5mi) W of the Zona Rosa
- tel, info: 81 8346 0404
- adult/child $37/free
- museum 10:00-19:00 Tue-Sun, grounds 06:00-23:00
Lonely Planet review for Museo Regional de Nuevo León
The Obispado, a former bishopric palace on a hill 2.5km west of the Zona Rosa, gives fine views of the city and surrounding mountains, smog permitting. Initiated in 1787 on the orders of the bishop of Linares, the building has an intricate yellow Churrigueresque facade. Now it houses the small Museo Regional de Nuevo León that most people will find less intriguing than the views.
No buses come here, but bus 4 heading west along Padre Mier turns left at 20 de Noviembre; from where it's a 10- or 15-minute uphill walk - head to the end of the road, up the stairs, turn left then take the first right. It's easier going back; just take any 'Centro' bus down Hidalgo.