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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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I'm not really a "museum guy" so when my wife suggested we go to The Cloisters on our anniversary trip to NYC I was less than thrilled. I imagined some boring place with a bunch... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I'm not really a "museum guy" so when my wife suggested we go to The Cloisters on our anniversary trip to NYC I was less than thrilled. I imagined some boring place with a bunch of old paintings not the wall. I was 100% wrong. The Cloisters contains a stunning collection of history - including artifacts, statues, and many other... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We had never visited the Cloisters before, but this visit is a must, even if it is far from mid-town Manhattan.The Cloisters is built on top of a hill,with a beautiful view of the Hudson river. The gardens are small, but well kept and pleasant , even in early Spring. The 3 cloisters, one in open air and two covered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This is the Metropolitan Museum's medieval center--a group of cloisters (enclosed courtyards) and chapels from France and Spain linked together in one building. It's in Fort Tryon Park on the northern tip of Manhattan with views of the Palisades (dramatic cliffs across the Hudson in New Jersey). The gardens are especially lovely in spring. It's easy to get to by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The Cloisters is amazing! It's at the top end of Manhattan. The M4 bus will take you to the front door of the Museum or the A train will take you to the entrance of the park. Either way take advantage of a lovely and scenic park and walk through. This museum is devoted to the art and architecture of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The Cloisters, at the northern end of Manhattan, is one of the most beautiful museums. Set high above the Hudson River with spectaculars views, stunning gardens and the famous Unicorn Tapestries, this is truly a special visit, and worth the trip. There are places to eat in the park to make this even a more special day.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We decided to take the A train way uptown to this wonderful oasis inside the beautiful Fort Tryon park , make sure you go to the museum first and then you can wander around the beautiful Heather Garden on the way back. There are two ways to do this as this is part of the Met museum. If you go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful site at the top of Manhattan and one would never guess that there was an oasis of peacefullness to be found as there is here. We did not got inside, unfortunately that will need to wait for another trip. The building itself and the history make it very worthwhile.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

At long last I was able to visit The Cloisters. The walk from the subway to the museum was an integral part of the visit: in March, ice was still melting as small flowers were beginning to push through the soil; likewise, the view over the river was stunning and added to the sense that we were embarking upon an... More 

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Lindfield,UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

You really need a full day to appreciate the incredible range of religious and historic art and architecture.This must be one of the finest collections in the world.The Cloisters is beautifully laid out with charming gardens.I especially enjoyed the tapestries. Sadly the Trie cafe is not recommended and was seriously overpriced for the poor quality of offerings

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Both the structure and the architectural objects within are terrific. We took the subway and had lunch nearby before going to the museum. The setting, a medieval building overlooking the Hudson is grand. There is an overwhelming sense of medieval times in this museum. We took the free guided tour and really enjoyed it. The woman conducting the tour was... More 

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