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“Surrounded by History!”
Review of The Met Cloisters

The Met Cloisters
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Admission with Access to The Met Breuer and The...
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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 July 21, 2013

The location was very accommodating; we had called ahead to make sure we could check our luggage (it was our last destination before heading to JFK). There was some confusion when we arrived, but they had security help us get things stowed away.

The museum isn't huge. I think we took around 2 hours to browse and read quite a few of the plaques. It is amazing to be surrounded by history that is hundreds of years old (or older!). This year is the 75th anniversary, with heavy emphasis on the unicorn tapestries. Each room, the cloisters, and the gardens were amazing.

I'm glad we walked through Fort Tryon Park to get there. It was a bit of a hike, but both were worth the visit!

We paid an optional fee of $1 each, although they ask for more, of course. You also get same day admission to the Met.

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

A little out of the way to get to, it is worth the trip.

This was a building made out of the pieces of seven cloisters from France. A cloister is a home of nuns that live in seclusion and prayer. It is now a museum of appropriate religious art that would fit this kind of enclosure. The garden in the middle is also beautiful.

The art span from tapestries, to carvings and castings all in the theme of the Christian tradition.

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

very nice park. great for dogs and having picnics ! very good view of the George Washington Bridge.There is also a very cinematic view of the Hudson river. You can see New Jersey from the 190th street

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

The Cloisters is one of those places that most people say they have heard of but never taken the time to go see. GO! It is wonderful and worth the effort to get there.
Give yourself plenty of time to see everything.

1  Thank Renee S
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

It's a little far but you will enjoy!!! The museum is beautiful, the scenic view is breathtaking and the cafe is nice!

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