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“Still a gem 24 years later” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Cloisters

The Cloisters
Fort Tryon Park, New York City, NY 10040
212 923 3700
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$25*
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Skip the Line: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ranked #19 of 1,633 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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“Still a gem 24 years later”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Walking up to The Cloisters through Fort Tyron Park in the spring is the perfect introduction to a tranquil museum with an outstanding architectural collection. Quite other-worldly.

Visited April 2014
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“A must see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Incredible - a bit out of the way but well worth the trip. Little restaurant up the road fabulous - wish I could remember the name.

Visited April 2014
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“My favorite museum in the world.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

It is seldom crowded and the recorded tour is excellent. The surrounding park is quiet and a lovely walk.

Visited March 2014
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“Yes, you're in NYC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The Cloisters is a hidden gem in the treasure trove of NYC museums. It's very accessible by public transportation and car. Arrive early to secure convenient free parking and avoid potentially large crowds (depending on the day). It's a beautifully appointed venue with a cornucopia of medieval art and reconstructions. The "Treasury" on the lower level was fascinating and the gardens beautiful even though it was early spring. For the international guest, the admission cost is a suggestion. Pay what you want or can but be fair. It's worth the price and you may visit MOMA the same day with your proof of admission. If you have the time and the inclination, there is great little restaurant, New Leaf, only a 7 minute walk from the museum. Ask to sit in the tent and enjoy the views.

Visited April 2014
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“Quiet Museum In NYC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

My homeschool co-op took a group trip to the Cloisters and we all really enjoyed it. Our tour guide was extremely friendly and informative. The museum is absolutely stunning with its beautiful architecture and amazing exhibits. The museum itself is fairly quiet and secluded, and it's a lot less crowded than many other museums in NYC. One of the best parts about the Cloisters is that admission to the Cloisters also entitles you to free admission to the MET and vice versa. I can't wait to go to the Cloisters again!

Visited May 2013
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