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The Cloisters

Fort Tryon Park, New York City, NY 10040
212 923 3700
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Ranked #20 of 859 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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New York City, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Once you get to Ft Tryon Park, it's a short and scenic walk to the museum. Great displays and wonderful herb garden.

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New York City, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Beautiful and interesting, but difficult to get to. Very long bus ride or shorter subway ride and a hike OR drive, but few parking spaces. Is included in Met membership.

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New York City, New York
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

People often think they're trading in trees for steel buildings in NYC. For the most part, you are. But when you're at the Cloisters, tucked away far uptown in Manhattan within Fort Tryon Park, it makes a great hideaway spot from all the hustle and bustle of the city. On a clear day, enjoy the beautiful views of the Hudson... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The medieval treasures at the Cloisters are phenomenal. The doorways and ceilings are often from old castles and churches. AND every single display was clearly marked. I really liked that.

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Haifa, Israel
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful views of the Hudson River, walk through Fort Tryon Park and enjoy the paths and gardens. The Cloisters is not large but has an impressive art collection, gift shop and lovely garden in the center.If you are already paying entrance fee ( recommended $25 ) use your 24 hour ticket to visit the Metropolitan Museum on 5th Avenue for... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The art in the museum was interesting and beautiful. The views outside of the museum were very nice. I would suggest checking out The Cloisters to anyone in the neighborhood, but also spend some time in Fort Tryon Park.

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Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My mother in law told me about the Cloisters 20 years ago, and I went there then and have always wanted to go back. Yesterday I was there again - and what a hidden gem it is ! If you don't particularly like gothic and medieval art enjoy the surroundings. Beautiful building, calm gardens and a stunning view of the... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

It is really an unique project: to gather remnants from several ruined and destroyed monasteries, and abbeys from France and Spain, transfer them to NY and arrange in the way nobody could guess that they are not the entity. Of course, it is less interesting for Europeans who saw many objects of this kind, but nevertheless the beautiful park there... More

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Yokneam Moshava, Israel
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

A not to miss destination for anyone who likes not only museums, but the atmosphere of ancient times, combined with fantastic views and a wonderful nearby promenade

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Fort Myers, Florida
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

If you are a fan of medieval and religious art, this museum nestled in a park setting is the place to go. They have tapestries and many religious icons from the medieval period.

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