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The Cloisters

Fort Tryon Park, New York City, NY 10040
212 923 3700
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Ranked #22 of 863 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

the Met's medieval art section isn't down in central Park at the main site but all the way at the far north of Manhattan. Your ticket to the Met will get you in here too, though you'll need to get the subway up here (or a ing and potentially expensive taxi). It's well worth coming. A selection of cloisters and... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

If you like to see churches - you find everything very familiar, but the Cloisters are beautifully situated and you have a view over the Hudson River and (in winter, when the trees are bare) over Harlem. Its nice to go with the bus, so you see some of Harlem on your way up there, and after visiting you can... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

From the moment one enters The Cloisters one feels the pull of Medieval times. The weaving together of the ancient stone and the twentieth century building is seamless; one cannot tell where the old stone ends and the new stone begins. One feels transported to Medieval France, Spain and Italy, convinced the monks will glide silently around the corner at... More

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This Museum, part of the Metropolitan Museum but located in the far north of Manhattan Island is well worth the visit. If you like medieval art, this is the gallery for you, also 4 medieval gardens; it is an oasis of calm in a very busy city.

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Cloisters is part of the NY Museum network, it holds many treasures of medieval times. We had a one-hour guided tour which was a terrific introduction to a small portion of what is there. We spent another hour visiting other galleries or re-visiting areas we had seen briefly. The M4 bus takes you from Penn Station right to the door... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

You got to go here. I think a lot of people go to the Met but not The Cloisters. Its a nice subway rideand a pleasant walk up the hill through a beautiul park to see some amazing treasures, and fantactic courtyard/clositered spaces. Highly rated.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

What is lovely about the Cloisters is not just the excellent collection of art from the Middle Ages and Renaissance but the soul of the place. If you need a quiet chapel to pray in or simply a genteel reminder of another age, there is something magical here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This is the real deal. You won't see a monastery like this outside of Europe. Serene, magnificent. Go with someone you love on a weekday, early in the afternoon when most other folks are at work or in school. Bring water, wear comfortable shoes (all stone walkways and floors) Read about it. Read about it, read about it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Visit the Cloisters and you will forget you are in NYC. Beautiful approach, impressive artefacts and beautiful surroundings. Visiting the Met Museum will give you free access to Cloisters, for a week on. I guess it works vice-versa too, though I did not try it.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

The Cloisters, what can I say, this is a must see trip when in NYC. Transported brick by brick from Europe to a rocky cliff side spot in NYC. The museum is an extension to the MET. You will be transported back in time. You will experience history. Spend time in the garden. After your visit, take a stroll along... More

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