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Address: 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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Description: 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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This is not close but please do not miss out . It has a medieval beauty and quiet that is calming and breathtaking. You will not find a museum with this much atmosphere in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This is not close but please do not miss out . It has a medieval beauty and quiet that is calming and breathtaking. You will not find a museum with this much atmosphere in the United states. The tapestries are wonderful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This beautiful museum, overlooking the Hudson River, is a delight for all those who (like me) adore the art and architecture of medieval Europe. Sculptures, stained glass, tapestries, books - such a magnificent collection! Their gardens are absolutely lovely too. Also, if you have an extra hour or so, I suggest taking a walk in the nearby park - Fort... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I love the drastic difference between the Cloisters and the rest of NYC. It's so incredibly beautiful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Well worth the journey there but do be prepared for quite a hike up. A smaller museums compared to the ones they have in Manhattan but they have interesting things there. I found the unicorn tapestry to be interesting! Worth the trip if you have time since it is out of the way!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

It is a wonderful place especially in spring. The Unicorn Tapestries are a must for any history buff to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This stunning structure sits atop a hill and overlooks the Hudson River and George Washington Bridge. Small but spacious, and uncrowded. It is devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe and possesses an impressive collection. In addition, it houses the famous unicorn tapestries. Among the Cloister's masterpieces is an early fifteenth-century French illuminated book of hours, The Belles... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I had always wanted to go, but it's right at the end of the D-line, so takes a while to get there. Well worth the trip! The museum overlooks the Hudson river and the Pallisades - beautiful! The museum itself has some really first rate, wonderful pieces, and the building itself includes original cloisters and doors from many centuries ago,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Best to make a day of this. For one thing it's a long of a trip on the subway and then bus. For another thing, the park surrounding the Cloisters is so beautiful, worth a stroll and maybe a picnic. We enjoyed the museums outdoor cafe. I think there's a discount with a ticket to the MET...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We really enjoy walking here. It's quieter than many other park-like spots in NYC, so you can just relax on a pretty day. Pretty cool rock formations, too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Best time is to go is in spring. The park surrounding the museum is full of cherry trees and is well maintained.

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