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The Cloisters
Fort Tryon Park, New York City, NY 10040
212 923 3700
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Skip the Line: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ranked #19 of 1,635 things to do in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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 statues, paintings, stained glass windows and tapestries.
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“HItoritabi_12”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Though it needs a little effort to get there, the reword is great. The most beautiful place I can think of in Manhattan.

Visited October 2012
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“beautiful and relaxing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

love the art here. a very relaxing and easy to get to place. i would love to have a wedding here but they don't allow it. not that much to do here but the museum which is really nice especially if you like this kind of art.

Visited November 2011
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“Glimpses of European history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

If you can't afford to go to Europe this museum gives you a wonderful idea of what European history looks like. The Unicorn tapestries are gorgeous! So glad I visited i even if I have been to many monasteries in France & Italy. The American style of mixing pieces from different countries proves to be a good idea for saving pieces and putting them together to form a marvellous new unit.

Visited October 2012
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“You Won't Believe You're Still in New York”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

This lovely museum it tucked away in Northern Manhattan in the middle of a beautiful park. It's worth the hike.

Visited November 2011
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“Magical Oasis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

The Cloisters are magical! i recommend taking the A subway train to 190th Street and then walking ten to fifteen minutes through Fort Tryon Park (if you walk to the far end and up a couple of steps, you can look over the Hudson River and the Cloisters and feel far away from the crowded streets of lower Manhattan, even imagining that you are in Europe. The park has beautiful flower gardens, and in warm weather, locals are often out, maybe with a baby stroller or playing a board game with a friend). Once you have reached the Museum, remember that any size donation is acceptable (they can use your support, but do not let the suggested donation keep you away). The Cloisters are beautiful in the spring and summer, but there are also special decorations including fresh wreathes with real fruit, for Christmas. Wander to your heart's content. You cannot get lost, and there are treasures around every corner. I was sorry that the MMA placed snack bars in some of the loveliest and quietest cloister areas, but there are still tranquil nooks for those who need a few moments of peace. Be sure to step outside and to see the downstairs gallery with the manuscripts and amazing 16th Century carved rosary bead (how is that humanly possible?). For an easy trip back downtown, take the M-$ bus right at the door.

Visited May 2012
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