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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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One would think that this is Europe. It has been 'rebuilt' brick by brick sourced from Europe in a monastery manner around a central garden courtyard. Extensive collection of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

One would think that this is Europe. It has been 'rebuilt' brick by brick sourced from Europe in a monastery manner around a central garden courtyard. Extensive collection of Artefacts from the 14th Century.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I had been trying to visit The Cloisters the last several times we've visited NYC, We picked a gorgeous day to finally go over Memorial Day weekend. The wooded grounds overlooking the Hudson in Washington Heights are beautiful; we got a good walk in, especially since we got off the bus at 190th instead of riding it... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The Cloisters is an amazing experience. It feels like you are in a castle in Europe! It took us a long time to get there by bus, but then the staff volunteered to call a cab for us for the way home. Gorgeous tapestries and stained glass, peaceful cloisters.

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Richmond, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to visit if you really enjoy architecture. I would definitely recommend visiting during the late spring/early summer. There are not a lot of other tourists who visited while I was there in June for their 76th anniversary. Not only is the interior architecture astounding, but the gardens are also amazing. It is certainly worth the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The museum grounds are worth the trip. The exhibits are done nicely, but unfortunately, we are not into the periods they cover.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Totally enjoyed the visit, including the park. The view of Hudson is wonderful. The smallness makes it manageable; the admission allows entrance to Met on the same day.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The Cloisters and the Fort Tryon Park which surrounds it are great undiscovered treasures of the city. the park and gardens are wonderful with terrific views of the Hudson and city. The museum is an oasis of quiet and beauty in a world sorely in need of both.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

not visited by many turists but with a marvalous medieval collection, including the famous unicorn tapestries early europian cloisters were transported from europe and reconstructed there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

easy to get, different to all you are used to see in n.y. located on the north of the isle, the park itself whorst the ride

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Great side trip to see the views of the river and great architecture and the museum. It's almost like being in Europe!

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