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Address: 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tryon Park, New York City, NY 10040
Phone Number: +1 212-923-3700
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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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A very nice presented exposition in a very nice natural set.

A very intimate and relaxing experience. The exhibition is wonderful and well presented, very interesting. The architectonic of the building is awesome, and the park (Fort Tyron... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very intimate and relaxing experience. The exhibition is wonderful and well presented, very interesting. The architectonic of the building is awesome, and the park (Fort Tyron) where is located is beautiful and by the Hudson river. A very pleasant way to spend a couple of hours

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Finally got myself to the Cloisters this weekend. Not hard to get to by subway, and then a short bus ride. The various cloisters are lovely, even in late fall, with a most informative audio guide. The inside collection is beautiful and so well organized. I would like to come back again.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum houses a large collection of beautiful medieval art in a medieval-style building. One does not need to be Christian or religious to appreciate the art. The gardens and terraces are also beautiful, offering great views of the Hudson River and New Jersey. It's pay-as-you-wish all the time, though the mostly indifferent and bored-looking guys at the entrance will... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The MET Cloisters is something special if you visit New York. Situated on the bank of the Hudson River in lovely grounds. Only the Americans would think of transporting the stone of three (I think) cloisters from Europe and filing them with the most beautiful Medieval treasures. Stunning and unique. The series of unicorn tapestries are something special. A thoughtful... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's near enough the city core but transports you to a faraway place, like to a monastery in the Umbria/Tuscany region (ok, so it is supposedly built with French medieval architecture in mind, but it reminded me of the monasteries in Italy!). Walking around the building, sitting in the gardens (outside and inside) is very relaxing - it would be... More 

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NEW YORK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best part about this is the location and the garden. It's located in Fort Tryon Park in Washington Heights just a brief walk from the A train. You have to walk through the park, passing the flower/rose garden and a few other places before getting to the museum. While it's not my favorite place in NYC, I do enjoy... More 

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Dumont, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

large art displays, beautiful setting along hudson river with views of NJ Palisades and GWB. Great for artist students

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The edifice was built specifically for Rockefeller's collection of medieval art and it was fashioned to look like French medieval monasteries and abbeys. So the building is nice but the collection is small. The highlight is the unicorn tapestries and glass windows. Parking can be found around the museum. Views of the river from the terraces are great. The surrounding... More 

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located at the part of Manhattan island that is outside of common tourist paths, the Cloisters offer an excellent collection of art and a good look into elements of Christian religious architecture.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love medieval art, sculpture, gardens, or (perhaps especially) tapestries, then visiting The Cloisters should be on your bucket list. It's small enough to be manageable, but fascinating; there's a taste of everything. And if you've ever wanted to see that famous tapestry of the unicorn in a tiny walled garden, it's here.

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