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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
Fee: Yes
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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Preserving the healing powers of monastic enclaves

One of the rarest treats in greater NYC is The Cloisters at the northern tip of Manhattan. Part of The Met's grand empire of art and affordable pay what you wish entry fees, this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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La Jolla, California

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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

One of the rarest treats in greater NYC is The Cloisters at the northern tip of Manhattan. Part of The Met's grand empire of art and affordable pay what you wish entry fees, this modest sanctuary preserves the healing powers of monastic enclaves. Every chamber, nook and cranny will find your hidden contour if you are not there when too... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The Cloisters is accessible by bus from NYC and is worth the time and effort. Entry is also included with your MET ticket (if you have the time and energy to do both in the same day.) The Cloisters is filled with beautiful European masterpieces and artifacts that the rich purchased and brought back for their - now our -... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

the art, buildings and gardens are just beautiful. the medieval plants in the kitchen garden as well as the cloisters garden were filled with early summer blooms. One of the highlights of New York overlooking the Hudson River

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Have always wanted to see The Cloisters so was a bit disappointed in the buildings - perhaps if you haven't seen the real thing in Europe it would be better. But great that the architectural fragments and of course the collections are available in one spot. Took one of the garden tours and found it most interesting with a lovely... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My first visit to this museum. Easy drive from NJ and free parking. It was hot and muggy outside but cool inside. Beautiful gardens. I love that all of this beautiful artwork has been preserved.

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The Villages, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

What a fabulous place to tour! It is a 30 - 40 minute subway ride depending upon where you are. It is well worth the trip! I hadn't realized it is part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is located in Upper Manhattan in Washington Heights. The grounds and gardens are beautiful. the views over looking the Hudson River... More 

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Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

because of the distance, i didnt visit the cloister museum only on my third visit to new-york! very good idea because that not a closed museum, but an enormous one. You will find here part or entiry churches and cloister taken in diverses countires of europe and rebuild here. Including the peaces of art, sculptures, paintings of several centuries. you... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If you want to do/see something a bit different in NYC, this is it! And it is so nice to have the feeling of being far out of the city! And there is even a lovely little cafe that has very friendly staff and delicious little treats!

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Buffalo NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

One does not need to go to Europe to get a real European flavour in NY. The Cloisters (a part of the Metropolitan Museum) is so much like historical Europe you know you're there. Enjoy the painting, tapestries and sculptures as you would in Granada or the Czech Republic. Take the "A" train for a lovely day!

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Indianapolis, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This medieval museum is run by the met. It sits high on a hill in a park at the northern top of Manhattan. The views of the Hudson from the verandas are amazing. The museum is also fabulous. The collection includes whole rooms, tapestries, art, gardens and more. We used the audio guide to get a full description of any... More 

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Additional Information about The Cloisters

Address: Address: Fort Tryon Park, New York City, NY 10040
Phone Number: 212 923 3700
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm

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