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The Cloisters

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Address: Fort Tryon Park, New York City, NY 10040
Phone Number: 212 923 3700
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
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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Excellent place to visit that's not too far from NYC. They have nice picnic areas and great views. Just beautiful inside and out!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Excellent place to visit that's not too far from NYC. They have nice picnic areas and great views. Just beautiful inside and out!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The Cloisters is a hidden gem in upper Manhattan. It is one of the must see attractions, set in a beautiful location, this museum offers a chance to get up close to many historic pieces including famous tapestries from France. The gardens are very beautiful and offers visitors an opportunity to get see a variety of herbs and plants. One... More 

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Pleasant Valley, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We will in Dutchess County, about 100 minutes from NYC. We have driven past the entrance to The Cloisters but this was the first time we stopped to check it out. It was an unexpected surprise. The Museum was well laid out and we enjoyed our visit tremendously.

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Port Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Mom wanted to go here as part of her 85th Bday celebration. We all agreed although we wouldn't have chosen this activity. Turned out everyone really enjoyed it. We got a audio tour for Mom that she could put the numbers of the exhibit and hear more about it. It was easy for her to use and perfect as she... More 

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Wayne, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful setting for this awesome collection of late medieval history. The architectural splendor on its own makes the trip worth it!

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Dayton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I love this place. It's worth the long subway ride. I brought my husband and two children, ages 10 and 11, and we all enjoyed it and learned something. The kids got a kick out of the unicorn tapestries. And the golden relic holder - ew! Fascinating place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This extension of the Metropolitan Museum is not to be missed. Even if you're not a medievalist you will enjoy being in this atmosphere and admiring the skill with which this complex was brought over to NY stone-by-stone from various churches and monasteries in Europe which otherwise would have crumbled to the ground. You will see the beautiful unicorn tapestries... More 

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Jamaica, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful exhibits. Great park to walk around and enjoy the views. There is a restaurant in an old converted park building, very pretty.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great way to spend a day. City bus takes you right up there. Quiet serene and beautiful. The exhibits are very interesting but the scenery is very special.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I love this place. It is a little difficult to get to, but I do think that it is worth a trip. Give yourself about 4 hours, transportation to and fro, time inside and exploring the area a bit, taking pictures. I love this place because you forget that you are still in the city. Great views, and you can... More 

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Additional Information about The Cloisters

Address: Fort Tryon Park, New York City, NY 10040
Phone Number: 212 923 3700
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm

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