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“Loved the gardens”
Review of The Met Cloisters

The Met Cloisters
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$25.00*
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Ranked #45 of 1,175 things to do in New York City
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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 September 5, 2013

Be sure to go to the gardens, very educational and pretty as we'll. learn what the medieval people used various plants for. Great view from the west terrace. Of course see the tapestries

Thank Linda E
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Many people have never heard of The Cloisters or travel up to the northern part of Manhattan. Their loss - because The Cloisters is truly heavenly. the architecture and history there is superb, it is a beautiful and peaceful setting and one of my favorite places to visit when I come to the city. Housed there are the original unicorn tapestries and many other artifacts from the Middle Ages!! A must see!

Thank sanguinewanderer
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

I have visited the Cloisters twice and loved it both times. The gardens are beautiful and are planted with flowers and plants from the 14th and 15th centuries in Europe. There are lovely tapestries on the walls and artifacts dating back to 14th century France and England. There are also old windows and doors, jewelry, paintings and religious statues that date back to the 14th and 15th century.

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

The Cloisters has the goods. Even if you aren't particularly into medieval art (and I'm not) you can't help but be impressed by some of the work on display there. I was especially taken by many of the wood carvings on display and the gorgeous and intricate calligraphy in manuscripts that often took decades to complete.

The location itself is also really beautiful, and if I lived in the city I imagine I'd come out three or four times a year just to hang out in the herb/vegetable garden that is tended similar to those in monesteries centuries ago. That garden is likely the most peaceful place on Manhattan Island. Loved it and highly recommend The Cloisters.

Thank Robbo-the-Yobbo
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Very good collection and well displayed, organized, good signage. Not too huge (like The Met) nor too small (like the Folk Art Museum in NYC). If you love Medieval artifacts from Europe (like me) this is a must-see. The only thing that would make it better would be if it was IN Europe. As it is, however, it's a either a bus ride to the front door or a subway ride (a must-do in NYC anyway!) and a walk through a beautiful park (Fort Tryon) with spectacular views of The Hudson River.

Thank Madeleine05
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