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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 November 12, 2012

The Cloisters is not just a nice break from the busyness of Manhattan -- it is a world in itself, and it will take you back a thousand years in time. I went there on a beautiful Sunday in the second half of October by subway, returned on the bus (almost a little sightseeing tour by itself) and got off in front of the Metropolitan Museum. It is right in Fort Tyron Park, overlooking the Hudson. Don't forget to take a walk, and -- if the weather permits -- go for a picknick, because unfortunately they do not have a restaurant up there (only a small Café from April to October, which was not open on the day I visited). The Cloisters houses medieval art from the Met in an authentic cloister setting. It incorporates five medieval cloisters mostly from the south of France (Aquitaine), a region that was once part of the kingdom of Aragon/Catalonia. As far as the artwork on display is concerned, its focus is much wider, mostly from southern, central and western Europe. Fabulous!

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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Visiting The Cloisters for the first time as a young teen inspired me to take up sketching; ostensibly I had gone to view the art collection but then discovered that the grounds and buildings themselves were just as much a part of the art. To this day, I think is a fantastic place where I can see something different each time.

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Reviewed November 12, 2012

take the subway here and walk through Fort Tryon Park unless you like a really really long bus ride. Even if you do not care for medieval art the setting is so serene and Rockefeller bought the land in NJ Palisades across the river just so no one could EVER build anything all those years ago and your view will ALWAYS be the same. Billionaires, please take note. The outstanding collection of art might not be your cup of tea but the place is absolutely worth a visit unless you are totally insensitive to the setting, which is of course your right...

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Reviewed November 11, 2012

I lived in NY for many years-never went here. Went back many times -never went here. Finally did go and was thrilled. It is a lovely piece of architecture with some special medieval delights. I also really liked the youth chess tournament taking place here. Kids playing some serious chess in a chapel. Very cool. Take the bus nearby to go through Harlem and a number of neighborhoods to see many faces of NY. It goes down Fifth Ave. eventually. a win win

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Reviewed November 10, 2012

Authentic medieval Europe cloisters in the north of Manhattan -- instant transport to another time and place. My wife and I always take our out-of-town guests here, last time Korean Buddhist monk guests who were taken by the wonderful acoustics for chanting.

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