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“An oasis of peace”
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...
Ranked #25 of 1,099 things to do in New York City
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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.
Montreal, Canada
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“An oasis of peace”
Reviewed August 29, 2014

Very accessible by car. It is a good way to escape the fury of the city. You can sit and relax in this very unusual setting. One can almost hear the gregorian voices.

Visited August 2014
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Brussels, Belgium
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“For a relax afternoon”
Reviewed August 27, 2014

Located in the North of Manhattan, this is a good place to view the Hudson river, quiet place and the old cloisters: easy to reach with the subway.

Visited December 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“A great place for peace and silence”
Reviewed August 27, 2014

The Cloisters is one of those few places in NYC where you can find peace and quiet. Nice green surroundings and an old Cloister to feast the eyes and camera with. It is for those who want to get away for an hour or so from the hustle and bustle of NYC. Bring your camera because it is foto genique.

Visited September 2013
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Philadelphia, PA
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“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed August 26, 2014

This small museum is a hidden gem. Not the easiest to get to and definitely off the beaten track. One Subway ride away from Times Square puts you on the outer limit of Manhattan and it's like you're not even in the city. The park surrounding the Cloisters is beautiful. The Cloisters itself is like taking a giant step back in time. Beautiful stained glass windows, books (over 500 years old), carvings, statues, gardens. It was worth the ride.

Visited August 2014
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Brussels, Belgium
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“It remains special and a treasure of quit and beauty.”
Reviewed August 25, 2014

I first visited the Cloisters over 30 years ago. Last time we were in New York we didn't go because we had limited time and it is quite out of the way. This Summer we went again. I would heartily recommend it to anyone visiting New York City.
All in all you can reach it easily with the subway and the walk through the park from the subway station to the Cloisters is - to me - an added bonus. Both from the Cloisters but even more from other parts of the park you can have nice views of the Hudson. Spending some time relaxing in the park is worthwhile.
As for The Cloisters itself, it is still spectacular and I notice they keep acquiring new things. Not only are the various artifects, tapestries, and pieces of chapels and cloister-buildings quite beautiful and well-presented. This museum is also much less crowded and more peaceful than the bigger musea. We spent a delightful full morning here.
just too bad about the rather grumpy person at the ticket office.

Visited August 2014
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