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The Cloisters

Fort Tryon Park, New York City, NY 10040
212 923 3700
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Ranked #19 of 830 attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This was the high point of our trip. The grounds are beautiful, the architecture is amazing. I love everything about the Cloisters. Plus, when you buy a ticket here, you can use that ticket at the MMoA too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Piece by piece this beautiful cloister was constructed and contains medieval art, and tapestries from France and other countries. Peaceful and quiet. Tours available and also audio guides. Check online for special early music concerts performed here. The Cloisters is part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Out of the way compared to the intense concentration of sights downtown, this museum is really special but alone the $25 entrance fee is steep so definitely get it as a package with other museums. Lots of notable pieces, comparable to the Frick!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

An offshoot of the Metropolitan Museum with an interesting history the Gothic grandeur of The Cloisters is well worth a visit. The Cloisters houses part of the medieval collection of the Metropolitan Museum and does indeed make one feel that your are in the cloisters of a medieval Convent or Monastery. A superb collection of tapestries and other religious artifacts... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you like to see items from the medical times, yes I highly would recommend you to visit the cloisters museum. A good suggestion is after you visit the Metropolitan museum of art, the same pass will get you to the cloisters as is run by the same organization. Great views as well.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It really is hard to believe you are still in Manhattan up there. Very Quiet, nice view of the Hudson and Palisades in New Jersey. In warmer months they have a garden.Not much else going up in that neighborhood. Sometimes they have chamber music. See the famed Unicorn Tapestries.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a great extension of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. If you like castles and medieval art and tapestries this is your place. The location boasts stunning views of the Hudson River and the New Jersey Palisades beyond.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

So many great works of art, a chapel, and view of the Hudson. One get there by bus, or park car if early.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Beatiful panoramic view to Hudson river Very nice and good organized myseum - small, with interesting collection of items Great park for walking and playing I recommend to visit with family and friends Not sure it worth the effort for tourist in NYC ,but fir locals definetly worth visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

The Cloisters is a great, and eclectic, collection of Medieval art and architecture. It takes a bit of time to arrive at from Manhattan, but the travel time is worth it as it's a unique place to visit, very different from other things you can see in NYC. There are also fantastic views from the park it is located in.

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