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Address: 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tryon Park, New York City, NY 10040
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art that was constructed out of...

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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Unique museum in a unique part of Manhattan

The Cloisters is located within a large park at the northern tip of Manhattan and requires some travel to get there, but it's well worth it. It's much quieter than the popular... read more

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newrock
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

The Cloisters is located within a large park at the northern tip of Manhattan and requires some travel to get there, but it's well worth it. It's much quieter than the popular centrally located museums and yet has a lot to offer. It's a beautifully constructed series of cloisters, rooms, art and artifacts from Europe, dating back many centuries. Though... More 

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Bolton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Do you enjoy peeking into an old church and seeing the stonework, the stained glass windows, the paintings, the statues, etc.? Then you would enjoy the Cloisters. The collection started as things for sculpture students to study. Eventually the Rockefellers purchased it and built this lovely, somewhat remote museum to house the collection. Tough museum for the handicapped - lots... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice medieval museum with lots of courtyards. But I don't see how anyone could do the Cloisters and the MET in one day without rushing through like a maniac. The cloisters are a subway ride away from the MET. Wish I knew that before I went to the MET. But that's why I'm here to tell you. The cloisters... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Cloisters is operated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. And like that institution this is a must see in New York City. The castle/monastery is architecturally stunning and the park it sits in is very nice as well. Being on top of Fort Tryon Park it offers beautiful views of the Hudson River and northern Manhattan. The collection of... More 

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Tewantin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located in beautiful Tryon Park on northern tip of Manhattan Island overlooking Hudson River, surrounded with panoramic views ( you can see just one building! ) of the original & pristine Riverscape below. The chapels, Galleries & sumptuous art all date from around the 1100's. Everything is absorbing & atmospheric of monastic life... truly a UNIQUE wonder of NYC &... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you love the middle ages you will love this. The building and art inside with the famous unicorn tapestries. You must see it if you love this time period.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great place to visit if you need to escape the city for a day. You can get there by subway (but see my review on that) and it is surrounded by a nice park (probably need to avoid the park at night, judging by the liquor bottles). If you like medieval things, gardens, and landscapes, this is... More 

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been here a few times. Usually I go a with camera as the garden and overal grounds are great for picture taking. The museum itself is great with of exhibits related to the cloisters. Parking isn't bad. The earlier you get there the easier it is to park. There is mass transit nearby, MTA bus The subway in... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful place to experience the wonder of Europe's churches. Thankful Rockefeller brought this here for us to enjoy. The current exhibit is amazing.

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss the gardens in the spring time. Found parking also but its a little more crowded on the weekends.

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