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The Cloisters

Fort Tryon Park, New York City, NY 10040
212 923 3700
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Ranked #21 of 855 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Chesterfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

As soon as I knew that we would be visiting NYC, I started planning my visit to The Cloisters !! We visited NYC because my husbands brother lives and there, and he was getting married, I knew it would be the ONLY way to get my hubby there ! We took the subway to The Cloisters , and unfortunately for... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We travelled by train up to the Cloisters, and we very pleasantly surprised by the beautiful gardens and building. The unicorn tapestries especially were amazing, and we loved wandering in the herb garden. The ticket included the Met, so we then travelled down town and spent the rest of the day there. It.

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Mastic, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Beautiful architecture. The setting is spectacular. Very nice art and roof top garden. Not a place for young children, but great for a couple. I would go again.

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Macungie, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We absolutely loved our visit to this museum. The way the pieces of ancient architecture are built right into the building is amazing. The views of the Hudson are also outstanding. We will definitely return.

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Edison, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We thought it might be a bad idea to go to The Cloisters on a 90 degree day, but it turned out well. The Castle is naturally cool. The Medieval Art is fantastic, it’s wonderful seeing all this art on display and protected for all to see. I particularly love the Tapestry’s and all the Religious art and artifacts. The... More

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The Cloisters Museum is part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Therefore, if you have purchased a ticket to the Met you can get into the Cloisters for free and vice versa. It is set in a castle in Tryon Park. It's not easy to get to so keep that in mind. The atmosphere, architecture and history are wonderful. Many... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Part of the Met, the Cloisters will transport you back in time to the Middle Ages. The cloisters assembled here stone by stone from monasteries in Europe exude a serenity and beauty found nowhere else in these parts. The artwork is exquisite, each treasure displayed beautifully and evoking Christian religious beliefs up to 1000 years ago. A very relaxing and... More

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Stamford, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is on the northern tip of Manhattan and definitely worth a day trip visit to walk the grounds. It is up near 181st street.

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west palm beach, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Truly worth the treck uptown! So amazing and hard to describe. Set in bucolic fort Tyron park. Definitely better visited in nice weather as many of the cloisters have a garden or,outdoor element to them. Not to be missed!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Cloisters are located in a rarely-visited part of Manhattan, but I highly recommend taking the trip to Washington Heights to visit this picturesque gem (seriously, for those of you frequent the subway, it's only a fifteen-minute ride!) The Cloisters a true highlight of any trip to New York; the picturesque gardens and grand Gothic architecture (the various structures were... More

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