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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
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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A little piece of Europe in the heart of New York City

The haven for Medieval European art and artchitecture in Northern Manhattan is worth the trip. Enjoy the Cloisters and nearby Fort Tryon park. Inspired by European Cloisters, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The haven for Medieval European art and artchitecture in Northern Manhattan is worth the trip. Enjoy the Cloisters and nearby Fort Tryon park. Inspired by European Cloisters, the gardens are peaceful, stained glass windows basking in natural sunlight are gorgeous, and the views of the NJ Palisades are stunning. Admission gets you into the Cloisters as well as the main... More 

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Rye, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the audio tour which was an hour, and provided a lot of interesting information on the museum itself, and the art inside. The audio tour takes you outdoors to several of their cloisters and gardens, so a nice day seemed a particularly good choice of when to visit this museum.

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Norman, OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We used our ticket from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to visit the Cloisters. I suggest you take the subway up and then catch the bus into the park. The Cloisters is fascinating since it was built to look like an old Medieval monastery but was specifically built to house a collection of Medieval art and architectural pieces. These were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A fascinating place to spend a couple hours. Very manageable size. Lovely ambiance at the cafe. Use the Cloisters subway stop.

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

It's worth the trek up to Washington Heights to experience this, especially if you like medieval art. The collection isn't for all tastes, but the building--a converted abbey, I believe--is wonderful, as is the setting: perched atop a hill with wonderful views of the Hudson River and a relatively undeveloped segment of NJ across the way. This place is especially... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A beautiful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. It wasn't crowded, so we took our time perusing the many interesting exhibits. Don't miss the Unicorn Tapestries as well as the Annunciation Triptych (Merode Altarpiece) which was my personal favorite. A hidden gem, an easy trip from NYC.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Cloisters are well worth the trip! Moved stone by stone, these medieval french abbey buildings were rebuilt in the park setting of FT Tryon park in uppermost Manhattan.The cloisters boast serene view of the Hudson river, where on even the most oppressively hot day there is a gentle breeze. I tell you on recent visit to the cloisters on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The cloisters is a pretty interesting museum with artifacts from all over the world. I believe it is medieval history. It also has a cool garden showing plants that were used during the time period. You usually get free admission with same day tickets to MoMA or Met. It is not a must-see in NYC by any means, but if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Medieval castle. Great tour about tapestry and unicorns art. They have one of only 2 sets of this kind of tapestry in the world. We have kids 8, 11 and 13 yo - all of them loved the tour, the castle and views on the river. On weekends they have special tours for kids.

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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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