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The Cloisters

Address: Fort Tryon Park, New York City, NY 10040
Phone Number: 212 923 3700
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Type: Religious Sites, Art Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art that was constructed out of...
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Type: Religious Sites, Art Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
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.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Nice and interesting place, interesting but they should charge less for the visit. New York has much better places.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The primary purpose of my trip to NYC was to visit The Cloisters. What a gorgeous place. It is absolutely the best setting for appreciating Medieval art and architecture. Getting there ,if you are not driving, is not hard but takes a little planning. As a point of reference, the city transit bus that goes to The Cloisters from The... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I love this museum. Here you will find parts of monasteries from the 13th -18th centuries ready for you to explore. Great place to visit and take children. On various days, you can hear the halls alive with Gregorian Chants. You will love it. It is a fairly long subway ride or cab ride to get up to the Cloisters,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

After spending the morning at the Met we decided to make the trip north to the Cloisters and I must say it was worth the effort. Wonderful collection of medieval artefacts and magnificent unicorn tapestries. The building itself is the perfect setting for this collection

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This collection is amazing and great entertainment! I enjoyed taking the subway from midtown and exploring the neighborhoods surrounding the museum

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

If you live in NY - I do recommend making the trek because it has a nice view, right on the hudson. Great if you want to picnic. That being said, if you are visiting, there are better places to see. Fair warning, the Cloisters is very small, you will get through it quickly, max an hour. So it is... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is the Met's medieval annex and is constructed from architectural elements brought from Europe. It includes medieval monastic gardens and spectacular views of the Palisades across the river. There are frequent concerts of medieval music and the acoustics are fantastic. Try to go on a day when there is a concert. My favorite time of the year at the... More 

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

If you have any interest in medieval history, this is a place worth a visit. Fascinating history, great artifacts, friendly staff. Takes a bit of effort to get here but worth the trip. We walked through Fort Byron Park and played outdoor table tennis en route which was fun and a great way to alleviate the winter chills.

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Mill Valley, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

It was a fabled setting and beautiful stone work. Great place for photos to post on FB with the views and masonry. However, I wasn't keen on the subject matter and there was a lot of it. We lasted 45 minutes. Good to see after going to the Gospel Brunch at The Red Rooster in Harlem on a Sunday.

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Glenville, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Almost at the end of the A train line it is worth the time to get there. The Cloisters is a 20th century building presenting an exceptional collection of medieval European architecture and arts. Wish I had visited in the summer so as to enjoy the park and gardens.

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