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“I loved relaxing at the Cloisters”
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 June 14, 2014

I lived in Washington Heights so it was just a short bus ride to the Cloisters. It's a great place to wander around and enjoy the gardens and artwork inside. It's in all the art books, but a secret hidden in Manhattan.

Thank Marty V
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

Absolutely beautiful. Loved the tapestries. It was easy to get to and a perfect short trip from New Jersey if you appreciate art.

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Reviewed June 14, 2014

The Cloisters was a fantastic way to spend a Saturday morning/afternoon. If you are a student of history and/or have been to Europe, the Cloisters can transport you back in time to the Middle Ages. There are lots of architectural artifacts in addition to loads of artwork (paintings, tapestries, jewelry, sculptures) from a bygone era that fire the imagination. The view of the Hudson from the grounds is breathtaking and the park-like setting is quite beautiful. All-in-all, a very enjoyable day and a "must-see".

It is fairly easy to get to from the west side of Manhattan.

Thank novadoc
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

We visited the Cloisters with out-of-state relatives and found it to be remarkable. It's not easy to reach from midtown (where we began). We took the subway and climbed up through Fort Tryon Park. I don't recommend that. Driving there is definitely the way to go. Once there, however, I thought it was spectacular. The artwork was amazing. I can't believe that some of these pieces are more than 500 years old with such detail and intricacy. I could have spent much more time than the three hours we were there but we had two teenagers in our group who were not as impressed as I was. This is not a place to take children. Bring a camera for the views. The whole place is beautiful. There is a suggested entrance donation but you can pay what like.

Thank dannyo62003
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Reviewed June 13, 2014

A totally amazing and beautiful piece of history and architecture.
Stunning views. If you are lucky enough to hear any kind of concert in the chapel, just enjoy and think about the beauty when you return home.

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