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The Cloisters

Fort Tryon Park, New York City, NY 10040
212 923 3700
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Ranked #20 of 858 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums, Religious Sites
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art that was constructed out of sections of French medieval monasteries, offers an extensive collection of... more » Owner description: Branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art that was constructed out of sections of French medieval monasteries, offers an extensive collection of statues, paintings, stained glass windows and tapestries. « less
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Great Falls, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We visited the Cloisters with my family that included two teenaged boys. They weren't very excited about going in the first place, but afterwards they are very glad they experienced it. The layout of the museum is first rate and there is so much medieval art to see. We especially loved seeing the actual doors and wall hangings. They were... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The best part of visiting the Cloisters is the location. Doesn't feel like Manhattan even though it is. When you get off the subway, you go straight into a park that takes you to the Cloisters. The park has gardens and is along the water. Very pleasant walk. The museum itself has more gardens and an outdoor cafe that is... More

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Seattle, Washington
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

It was fun to travel to the far end of Manhattan, terrific views. The museum was well organised and presentations were informative. My comparison was the Cluny, Paris. The Cloisters wins hands down. Medieval arts are terrific when presented well.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

loved the short hike up to the cloisters. Great views of the Hudson and very beautiful museum and grounds. Explored the surrounding area for a good Dominican restaurant and there lots to choose from.

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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31 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

It's wonderful for a good stroll while viewing everything. I was a bit rushed so I'd love to go there again when I have more time and not pressed to make dinner reservation.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Very accessible by car. It is a good way to escape the fury of the city. You can sit and relax in this very unusual setting. One can almost hear the gregorian voices.

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Brussels, Belgium
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Located in the North of Manhattan, this is a good place to view the Hudson river, quiet place and the old cloisters: easy to reach with the subway.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The Cloisters is one of those few places in NYC where you can find peace and quiet. Nice green surroundings and an old Cloister to feast the eyes and camera with. It is for those who want to get away for an hour or so from the hustle and bustle of NYC. Bring your camera because it is foto genique.

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This small museum is a hidden gem. Not the easiest to get to and definitely off the beaten track. One Subway ride away from Times Square puts you on the outer limit of Manhattan and it's like you're not even in the city. The park surrounding the Cloisters is beautiful. The Cloisters itself is like taking a giant step back... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I first visited the Cloisters over 30 years ago. Last time we were in New York we didn't go because we had limited time and it is quite out of the way. This Summer we went again. I would heartily recommend it to anyone visiting New York City. All in all you can reach it easily with the subway and... More

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