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- 78%Art & Design Lovers
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- 62%Outdoor Enthusiasts
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User Reviews (32 Reviews)
- The CloistersMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Nov 18, 2013
Absolutely gorgeous, the cloisters are a must see, especially as you there is now a not-to-be-missed art/music tapestry show on there, I'm told. But any time you go, count on being able to relax and lose yourself in another world.
- The CloistersMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Nov 01, 2013
Really pleasant park and museum with nice views of the Hudson. A bit of a trek but a great place to relax when the weather is warm and the sky is blue.
- The CloistersMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4Oct 19, 2013
A friend of mine brought me to the cloisters many years ago. The cloisters is essentially a medieval villa that was created from different parts of European buildings that were imported. It's an excellent source of information about medieval art and architecture. Located in Harlem near Columbia, it also has a amazing few of the Hudson and the Palisades across the river.
- The CloistersMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 1Mar 10, 2013
The Cloisters is a branch of the Met Museum and is almost at the top of Manhattan. It's a small collection of medieval art.
The suggested donation is $25, but that also gets you into the Met for that day (or the other way around).
Besides the museum, the park has some nice views of the river and the George Washington Bridge.
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- The CloistersJan 14, 2013
The Cloisters museum and gardens, the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe, was assembled from architectural elements, both domestic and religious, that date from the twelfth through the fifteenth century [from metmuseum.org].
Built in the 1930s, the museum is located in Fort Tryon Park in Washingtong Heights of New York City, besides the Hudson River. It is easily accessible by the A train.
- The CloistersMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesNov 21, 2012
Imagine being out in the woods but hearing New York City in the background. There are tree's and trail's all around you but you're in the largest city in the country. That is what's most distinctive to me about the cloisters.
There is also a branch of the metropolitan museum here that could be a great complement to the main branch. There are also a number of garden's to explore along with the rest of Fort Tryon Park. All together these make the cloisters one of the city's most distinctive attractions.
- The CloistersMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Sep 16, 2012
I love medieval art, and this is the place to see a lot of it. The building itself is also interesting, it seems to have transplanted from a European setting to its New York location. The collection is really vast, you can easily spend half a day there.
- The CloistersJul 05, 2012
First, to get rid of the negative, and be open about it upfront: It's a hike to get to. Its way up there in Manhattan, to the north further than most tourists would ever go.
But the positives outweigh it, I swear. First, its idyllic - set in the middle of nowhere (hard in NYC) and ancient looking (as in, the U.S. imported this from the European middle ages). It also has some of the better unicorn tapestries in the world (probably only second to those in Paris).Recommended for:History Buffs
- The CloistersMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersJul 05, 2012
This branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is far away from the hustle and bustle of midtown! If you combine a trip to the Cloisters with a visit to the Metropolitan, be sure to hang on to your ticket receipt...You will not have to pay twice. Are you seeking a couple of hours of calm and quiet? The Cloisters is a perfect place to visit. You will be transported to the Middle Ages with this impressive collection of art. Calm background music sets the mood. Be sure to stroll the gardens before you leave. I chose to travel here by city bus from midtown...It took a while, but was relaxing.