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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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What a treasure this is! The tranquil setting is beautiful and perfect for this museum of religious artifacts from medieval times. To think that the collection came from Europe piece by piece is mind boggling. There is a little of everything, from tapestries, to paintings,...More
My wife has been asking to get to the Cloisters for almost 30 years, and we finally went on our most recent trip to NY (I'd been as a kid). It was worth the wait. If you have any level of interest in medieval art,...More
The Cloisters is a beautiful museum built to look like a French monastery. The collection of art is almost entirely religious art - tapestries, religious relics and so on. The gardens are lovely with lots of nooks and crannies for peaceful contemplation. Definitely a hike...More
The setting is beautiful and peaceful. The collection is extensive and fascinating, saw examples of items I have never seen before. The friend I had with me was not in good health. Once she got too tired to walk further the staff brought us a...More
You will think you've stepped into another time and place when you enter this beautiful attraction in upper Manhattan. The Cloisters offers so much - from the gardens to the artwork & exhibitions (highlights - unicorn tapestry & gothic chapel) to the building itself. A...More
Quite a way down the Hudson River but worth the cab fare, my friend and I went back to Manhattan by local bus which was entertaining. The Cloisters really is a lovely place to visit, it has an interesting history.
The Met Cloisters is such a surprise find in New York. I've heard about it for years but never took the trip. I am so glad I did. Stunning architecture and absolutely gorgeous. My only regret is that I waited so long to visit.
*WARNING FOR TRAVELERS. Have wanted to see this place for 20 years and finally made time on a visit to NYC. Took the a train for 30 mins from Chelsea, hiked the hill, and turned away at the door. The security folks - noting this...More