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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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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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The Cloisters is a must visit. While it might seem like a trek from downtown Manhattan, it was a super pleasant train journey of about 20-30 minutes. The walk from the station to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The Cloisters is a must visit. While it might seem like a trek from downtown Manhattan, it was a super pleasant train journey of about 20-30 minutes. The walk from the station to the museum is in extremely pleasant surroundings. Everything was green and the views were lovely and it was all so quite, compared to the hustle and bustle... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I nearly didn't make it to the Cloisters but so glad I made the time for it. It was such a beautiful place, the gardens and courtyards, the medieval art. Grateful to Barnard and Rockefeller for developing the museum.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It is amazing to go to the Cloisters after a morning in the hustle and bustle of the city. The Cloisters is surrounded by beautiful, peaceful grounds. Each room of the building held amazing architecture, statues, art and history. I just wish that we had a live tour guide that could have expounded on the various histories of the collection.... More 

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Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The Cloisters is out of the way, but so worth it. It was actually built as a museum to look like a cloister (it was not a re-purposed building), it houses some beautiful pieces of Medieval art: tapestries, paintings, artifacts, etc. A lovely way to get away from the madding crowd.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is in a quiet area in northern Manhattan. The park has rock formations, nice trails, and is a breath of fresh air compared to the bustle in other areas of Manhattan. The Cloisters has an amazing collection of jewelry, tapestries, statues, stained glass and paintings. The building itself is beautiful. There is a small cafe, a garden, and outside... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The Cloisters, a branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, is located in Fort Tryon Park in Upper Manhattan, New York City. There is a wonderful collection of European Medieval art, architecture and artifacts. John D. Rockefeller was instrumental in purchasing and donating land and art as well as purchasing land across the Hudson River to maintain the beautiful view.... More 

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Iowa City, IA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful walk thru the gardens to reach the museum. Very interesting and takes only about 90 minutes to see the exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

A stunning surprise in North Manhattan. After many many visits to New York, I finally made it here last year. It was wonderful. Not hugely crowded, even on a weekend in the spring, and a beautiful setting and the Unicorn tapestries, among other delights.

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South Orange, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This was a great place to get away from the noise of NYC and pretend you are in Europe. The place has a GREAT medieval feel to it and is very relaxing.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I went this summer tobthe Cloisters and was not sure what to expect. I had q little trouble finding it once I got out of the train but in the process discovered a great park nearby. Once I go to the cloisters I was struck by how tranquil it was. Once inside the artwork there was fabulous and the way... More 

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