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“For the classicist in you”
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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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 March 25, 2014

The Cloisters is an authentic recreation of a medieval monastery on the banks for the Hudson River. If you are a fan of European gardens and the art of a long bygone era, by all means go, if just to enjoy a picnic under the trees and a stroll in this beautiful space. A department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, it is well curated, and extremely well run.

Thank Steve K
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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.

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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

Thank Molly S
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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.

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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.

Thank Guildenstern
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