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The Cloisters

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Address: 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tryon Park, New York City, NY 10040
Phone Number: 212 923 3700
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art that was constructed out of...

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.

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Uptown Gem

This museum is out of the way from Midtown, but it makes for a fun afternoon! I loved the mixture of outdoor and indoor art installments. They have a lot of interesting art... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is out of the way from Midtown, but it makes for a fun afternoon! I loved the mixture of outdoor and indoor art installments. They have a lot of interesting art, jewelry, and religious pieces. Another bonus of the location is that there are not huge crowds like you would find at the Met. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Come to the Cloisters to explore Medieval Art, history, and artifacts. The grounds are beautiful and the architecture superb. If you drive, check out the high arch as you exit the highway, and don't forget to visit the Unicorn tapestry.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a gem which is still unknown by many. Stone by stone brought from European cloisters. Great outing in spring and summer. Part of the MET, tickets will get you in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In the halls, that surrounding courtyards, is the tomb, refectory, chapel. In all the rooms displayed sculptures of saints, crucifix, ivory statues, manuscripts and more.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such a wonderful time visiting the Cloisters. Didn't even know it was there. We were told to come back in the Spring or Fall to see the flowers and fall foliage. Even in January it is nice. So serene and the architecture is just amazing. Lots of history. I was thinking it was a monastery at some point... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had heard about this museum of medieval art from a friend. Was skeptical, but went anyway. Wow! Very interesting collection of art collected from churches in Europe. All within a beautiful structure (former estate) overlooking the Hudson on the far NW end of Manhattan. Well worth a visit. Cab ride from Times Square cost $30. (although the driver did not... More 

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Three Rivers, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I were in New York City for her graduating present. We came from California and this was a first for both of us. The Cloisters is very close to the city but a world away. The famous Hunt of the Unicorn Tapestry is there and is awe-inspiring.We loved the peacefulness that surrounds The Cloisters.If you enjoy medieval... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful property. Walked around for couple of hours. Outdoor is just as nice and indoor. Lunch was simple but delicious.

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New York City, New York, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cloisters, at the top of Ft. Tryon Park in upper Manhattan, is an utterly worthwhile place to visit. For many visitors it's a subway ride on the A train or a bus ride up to Ft. George, followed by a short walk into the park. Then lo and behold! you are standing in front of a medieval structure that... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to got to via the mat bus this museum is a gem. Beautiful ground, holiday concerts and it's cool having a mideval castle in NYC

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