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“Not only the interesting museum, but also a charming park”
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.
Jerusalem, Israel
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“Not only the interesting museum, but also a charming park”
Reviewed August 15, 2014

It is really an unique project: to gather remnants from several ruined and destroyed monasteries, and abbeys from France and Spain, transfer them to NY and arrange in the way nobody could guess that they are not the entity. Of course, it is less interesting for Europeans who saw many objects of this kind, but nevertheless the beautiful park there (I like it more than Central) makes this trip to the North Manhattan well worth.

Visited July 2014
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Yokneam Moshava, Israel
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“A perfect Gem”
Reviewed August 14, 2014

A not to miss destination for anyone who likes not only museums, but the atmosphere of ancient times, combined with fantastic views and a wonderful nearby promenade

Visited August 2014
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Fort Myers, Florida
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“Medieval Art”
Reviewed August 14, 2014

If you are a fan of medieval and religious art, this museum nestled in a park setting is the place to go. They have tapestries and many religious icons from the medieval period.

Visited October 2013
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St. Paul, Minnesota
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“Unforgettable”
Reviewed August 14, 2014

If you have the time to make it there and back from wherever you're staying in NYC, don't miss the Cloisters - especially on a lovely day. Wonderful buildings, lovely gardens in the summertime, and the views are terrific.

Visited October 2013
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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“Worth the trip”
Reviewed August 14, 2014

It is a long way up Manhatten, but I believe it is well worth it to visit this beautiful museum. (free admission with a ticket stub from the Met) Ok, here's what you need to know. It's a hike from the subway stop to the Cloisters, but, you can take an M4 bus right up to the building and back to the subway stop afterwards. To break up the subwaying a bit, we stopped at Columbus Circle on the way up and Dinosaur BBQ (125th St & 12th Ave) on the way back. Grant's Tomb is just a couple blocks from the BBQ place, but we didn't have time to visit. Next time. Be sure to at least take an audio tour of the Cloisters, or check their website and get there to take a guided tour.

Visited August 2014
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