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“A little bit of Europe on the Hudson”
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 February 18, 2014

My husband, who is from New York, had never been to the Cloisters, so we drove from our hotel on the Upper West Side to the museum in Fort Tryon Park. It is possible to access it by public transportation, but since we already had a rental, driving was the easiest option. Not much traffic on a Sunday. The Cloisters is operated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. The gardens and buildings are as enjoyable as the art. We were there in the fall and the views of the Hudson River from the museum were lovely. One bonus: you can use your Cloisters ticket on the same day for admission to the main building of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Ave.

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Reviewed February 16, 2014

After many recommendations to visit the Cloisters we finally made it
The bus trip itself was amazing as we passed through so many neighbourhoods on our way there .
It was better than any tour
The Cloisters must be one of the best kept secrets in New York
We highly recommend you visit

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Reviewed February 15, 2014

We spent a few hours here and enjoyed the quiet atmosphere. The collection is amazing and my favorite was the Unicorn tapestries. So grateful this collection has been put together.

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Reviewed February 15, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We were there in the middle of a snowstorm, but a bus runs from the nearby subway stop right to the front door if you don't want to walk through the lovely park in which it's located. The museum is beautiful and the staff were friendly. They did allow picture taking, and the grounds are gorgeous. We'll be back to see it again in better weather.

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Reviewed February 13, 2014

We decided to go to NYC on a cold, winter Sunday in which more snow was predicted. We took the train into the city and hopped on a subway to 190th Street. Then we had a bit of walking to do on snow covered trails. It was an adventure.
The Cloisters is located within Fort Tyron Park and overlooks the Hudson River. It is a step back in time to Medieval Europe and came about through the planning and generosity of John D. Rockefeller. It is amazing to look at tapestries and relics that are several hundred years old. If you appreciate history, you should appreciate a visit to the Cloisters.
We would like to go back during a warmer season so that we can see it when there are flowers and blooms around. It's a part of NYC that none of us had ever experienced.

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