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“Very pretty and medieval”
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.
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“Very pretty and medieval”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

This came as a free ticket with the purchase of our "coupon book". It is extremely far and hard to get to. The walk up to the actual building was not expected. Uphill and probably at least a mile long. Very strenuous for some. It was pretty once you got there but not worth spending an extra $25 for a ticket.

Visited March 2014
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“Medieval art at the Top of Manhattan”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

The setting over the Hudson river and in the Fort Tryon Park is unbeatable
The feeling is of being inside an old European Monastery in France or Spain
Attention to detail of how the pieces are displayed is carefully done.
Highly Recommended

Visited November 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Worth the trip to northern Manhattan”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

A wonderful site in a lovely park overlooking the confluence of the Hudson and and East Rivers. And in it a lovely museum of medieval art housed in a 'cloister' reconstructed from medieval buildings bought in Europe.

Visited January 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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“Out of the way - but go anyway”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

If you have a ticket to the Met, it includes The Cloisters. If the weather is nice, make a point in going. It's only 20 minutes from downtown on the A train plus a lovely ten-minute walk along the Hudson through Manhattan's least-known best-kept-secret park. The collection itself isn't earthshattering except for the wonderful "unicorn tapestries," but the experience as a whole is great. You'll probably spend an hour or less overall at the museum, but it's a great add-on to a day at the Met.

Visited March 2014
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“Well worth the trip”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

The Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park, is well worth a visit, but try and make it on the same day that you go to The Metropolitan Museum of Art as the one payment is valid for both on the same day. a nice relaxed atmosphere with plenty of pieces to see, including the Unicorn Tapestries, the walk from the subway stop is lovely through the park with views of Jersey across, be warned though that the Cloisters is not the most Wheelchair/Buggy friendly spot as it has lots of steps.

Visited March 2014
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