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The Cloisters

Fort Tryon Park, New York City, NY 10040
212 923 3700
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Ranked #20 of 853 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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Picton, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

A nice compliment to the MET's collection. Great medieval art, architecture, religious artifacts, peaceful cloister areas, and small gardens. Nice views toward Hudson River to west. Building is very well done in its attempt to mimic European monasteries and incorporate collection pieces right into the structure very naturally. A little out of the way but not too bad to drive... More

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Austin, Texas
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

It will take a bit of effort the get to The Cloisters, but you will be rewarded by beautiful views of the Hudson and the Palisades, as well as some truly special art from the Middle Ages and the Enlightenment. Don't miss the small, but beautiful garden. Skip the cafe and eat elsewhere. The sandwiches, chips, and drinks were over... More

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Rio De Janeiro , Brazil
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Great experience... Silent , history full in its walls... Almost an spiritual experience... Now your met ticket allow you to visit in a 7 day period , instead of the same day as it was before... Don't miss the opportunity...

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istanbul
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The Cloisters is the branch of Metropolitan Museum of Art. This medieval building and its gardens are situated on a hilltop at Fort Tryon Park looking over Hudson River. It is roughly 30 min. drive away on the highway from downtown (let's say from Greenwich Village) You can take a taxi and one way costs 30 to 35 dollars. You... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Very wooded area, easy parking, if you go to the MET first your ticket is good here for a week, but if you see the Cloisters first it's only good at the MET for same day entry.

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Neptune, New Jersey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Visiting The Cloisters is a delightful opportunity to enjoy a unique outing just outside the hustle and bustle of the City. It is a history lesson that holds the attention of both adults and children. The grounds overlooking the majestic Hudson river complement both the Building and it's contents. A must for any visitors to the New York city area.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Cloisters houses the medieval collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is way uptown in a part of Manhattan that few tourist ever see. I strongly recommend you take the journey. The site itself is worth the trip. It is housed in a old Spanish monastery which was disassembled and reconstructed in NYC. The grounds and gardens are... More

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Dorado, Puerto Rico
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The American moguls of the early and mid-20th century had unlimited funds, wanted to leave legacies and went about their donations to the rest of us quietly. This superb museum, part of the great Metropolitan Museum, brings us back to the Middle Ages, those brutal, oppressive times where western civilization came close to being extinguished. There's order within these walls... More

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Winter Springs, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Someone else had suggested this place and it was worth the visit. The grounds and architecture were amazing. This is part of Metropolitan Museum.

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CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We driven by the exit for the Cloisters a million times and always mentioned that someday we should visit. Well, this time we did and we were very happy that we took the time to explore this special place. Would recommend the audio tour because we learned so many things about the medieval art and tapestries on display. The gardens... More

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