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Address: 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tryon Park, New York City, NY 10040
Phone Number: +1 212-923-3700
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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 had built the Cloisters up quite a bit in my mind based on what I had heard from others, it didn't match what I was expecting, but still found the experience to be quite... read more

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Raymore, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had built the Cloisters up quite a bit in my mind based on what I had heard from others, it didn't match what I was expecting, but still found the experience to be quite pleasant. This is part of the Met museum, and you can enter both on the same ticket. There is quite a bit of medieval art... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's going to take some patience and effort getting there. But a trip to the Cloisters is well worth your time. Eventually, you'll end up on the A train to 190th St. From there, the path through Ft Tryon Park is well marked to the museum. The park alone is worth the trip, with great vistas of the George Washington... More 

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Becker, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Cloisters is a bit off the beaten path, but so worth it if you like architecture or museums. It is an extension of The Met located in Washington Heights. The museum is surrounded by a park and offers views of the Hudson River and Washington Bridge. There is free parking on the road and nearby. The museum has a... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Yes, it's a 30 minute subway ride, but well worth the trip. Amazing building, beautiful park and intriguing midevil art. It is surprising that so many New York regulars have never even heard of it. In short, a treasure to visit.

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of my favorite museum places. After the Met, you should visit the cloisters (they are both accessible on the same ticket). The building and grounds are incredible. The Museum's collection of medieval and Byzantine art is among the most comprehensive in the world.

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Woodstown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everything about it was gorgeous. It's like a medieval castle plopped down in Manhattan. Awesome views of the Hudson River. The focus is on medieval art so don't expect a lot of variety. The numerous religious pieces give it a strong spiritual feel.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very intimate and relaxing experience. The exhibition is wonderful and well presented, very interesting. The architectonic of the building is awesome, and the park (Fort Tyron) where is located is beautiful and by the Hudson river. A very pleasant way to spend a couple of hours

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Finally got myself to the Cloisters this weekend. Not hard to get to by subway, and then a short bus ride. The various cloisters are lovely, even in late fall, with a most informative audio guide. The inside collection is beautiful and so well organized. I would like to come back again.

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New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum houses a large collection of beautiful medieval art in a medieval-style building. One does not need to be Christian or religious to appreciate the art. The gardens and terraces are also beautiful, offering great views of the Hudson River and New Jersey. It's pay-as-you-wish all the time, though the mostly indifferent and bored-looking guys at the entrance will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The MET Cloisters is something special if you visit New York. Situated on the bank of the Hudson River in lovely grounds. Only the Americans would think of transporting the stone of three (I think) cloisters from Europe and filing them with the most beautiful Medieval treasures. Stunning and unique. The series of unicorn tapestries are something special. A thoughtful... More 

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