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Review of The Met Cloisters

The Met Cloisters
Ranked #46 of 1,208 things to do in New York City
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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.
Reviewed December 31, 2012

This is a unique place. The building was shipped stone by stone to NY and reassembled. It is a very peaceful place, with lovely greens / trees and spectacular views, since it is atop a hill. The subway to get there is very convenient; be prepared to walk uphil a bit and around a lot!

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

The Cloisters museum is a bit out of the way for the average tourist to visit. It is on the very NW tip of Manhattan. It’s accessible by Subway (and Bus) but after exiting the subway at 190th St., you’ll have to walk through Fort Tryon Park. Fort Tryon Park in itself is beautiful, something to enjoy on your walk to the museum! There are times where you’ll wonder where the museum is but you eventually come up to it. The museum really reminds me of a small European castle. I really enjoyed the separate rooms with each having its own theme. I brought my children but it is something they won't care for and must keep a constant watch on them so they don't wander or touch anything they shouldn't. We took advantage of the pay-what-you-want rate and this is good when traveling with a family as we didn't spend as much time as we would have liked to really soak in what the museum has to offer. This is one museum I’d recommend visiting when in NYC!

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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Part of the Metropolitan Museum. It houses the Met's medieval collection in remnants of a medieval cloister. Located in a park on the river in uptown Manhattan. You don't even feel like you're in Manhattan! A couple of key things not to miss: the unicorn tapestry (you've seen it a million times but didn't know it was in NYC!) and stone carvings of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II, thought to be the only contemporary "portrait" of Eleanor.

Thank KateZ1212
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Absolutely lovely spot. Takes you back in time. Beautiful structures, art, and grounds. A great way to spend a summer afternoon.

Thank Athanasia L
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

LOve The Cloisters. Medieval art collection. Roman Gothic. Our guide was amazing and was extremely knowledgeable about the museum. I would highly recommend.

Thank idaliss
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