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“Transport yourself to France in the Middle Ages”
Review of The Met Cloisters

The Met Cloisters
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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.
Reviewed March 29, 2012

There's nothing like the Cloisters in the United Sates that I know of. It is more than a museaum, it is built from components of French middle age monastaries on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River, and you can reach it by bus or subway from Mahnhattan. My favorities are the Unicorn tapestries. Get the headset tour but also just set quietly and absorb the atmosphere.

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Reviewed March 29, 2012

This is one of the most interesting & beautiful places in NYC. Far too few people see it in my opinion! Can't wait to go back!

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Reviewed March 28, 2012

It takes only a half an hour subway ride from Midtown Manhattan, plus a ten minute walk to reach this neat medieval art collection, housed in a building resembling a romanesque cloister. If you are not a big fan of the Big Apple atmosphere (as I am not), an even greater relief is offered by the quiet surroundings and the unique possibility to breathe normally in the lovely gardens surrounding the museum. Certainly worth the effort of getting so far north.

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Reviewed March 28, 2012

the most gorgeous museum I've been in... kind of a hike to get there but so quiet and while I've never been a fan of Medieval Art, this place is superb.

Thank Jeffrey K
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

There is no way to imagine that such a quiet spot could exist on manhattan island. in a short car or bus trip to the fort tryon area - you are whisked away to another peirod in time. All of the courtyards and buildings are beautiful and peaceful. you can really sit on a bench or under and arch and relax - there are 2 beautiful gardens and an open inner courtyard (the best part in my opinion). The best time to go is in the spring or fall - the gardens bloom and it is not too hot. It even has a combined ticket with the metropolitan museum since it a part of it officially. Just don't go too late in the day - since it closes early and if there is no bus you may get stuck there...

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