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Address: 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tryon Park, New York City, NY 10040
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:45
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Peaceful historical stroll

A nice and quiet place (if not at weekend) for thoughtful stroll and contemplation, all among medieval tapestry and sculpture masterpieces inside cool and sombre 'castle" halls... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Astoria, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A nice and quiet place (if not at weekend) for thoughtful stroll and contemplation, all among medieval tapestry and sculpture masterpieces inside cool and sombre 'castle" halls and along shady galleries, among wonderful exotic trees, flowers and mini-fountains of inner-gardens. A long-expected one-day escape from the Big Apple (and current reality)!

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wasn't worth my time so I would not recommend to anyone. I would not recommend and would not go back.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I personally found the architecture, grounds and location of the Cloisters more interesting than the art inside; however it is worth a visit. Before or after visiting, take a walk through the park and enjoy views overlooking the Hudson River.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went here in March 2016, only knew about it because our friend's Great Grandfather designed it. Lovely space, a must visit with great views. We learned from our friend that Rockefeller bought the land opposite to ensure the view from the Cloisters was always maintained.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You need to hop on the subway, but it's not far -- 25 min. from Columbus Circle on the A, then a 10 min walk through gorgeous Ft. Tryon Park. Pro tip -- go through the Heather Gardens and Linden Terrace. A really nice day that will combine a great park and a great museum. You'll see the iconic unicorn... More 

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

The Cloisters are further out than most tourists might care to venture in a typical weekend visit. It's also up on a pretty tall hill, which is pretty rare in Manhattan. Located in the northern point of Manhattan, the Cloisters admissions "free with suggested donation" so give what you can. The gardens and inner courtyards were beautiful. The artifacts on... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This group of medieval buildings, literally plucked from France and Spain and deposited in upper Manhattan is one of the city's hidden gems. Definitely worth the trip, the collections are outstanding, and made all the more so given the setting. The gardens are also exquisite, and Mr Rockefeller had the foresight to buy up the land on the NJ side... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

when the day is moderate, not too cold or warm, this is a super delghtfull look at the past. a museum- in fact a branch of the metropolitan - way north of manhattan. assembled under jpmorgan from various monasteries and cloisters from the middle ages and early renassiance in an hour or two the visitor can really feel the spirit... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's an actual castle hundred of miles from where it has any right of being. It feels peaceful and the tour guides are very friendly and knowledgeable. The outdoor portion is lovely and makes for great pictures!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

NYC is tucked with museums, but having medieval gardens and abbey nested in a park is amazing. If you like parks or medieval art, it is definitely worth the commute - the hike from the Tyson Park is lovely with scenes overlooking the Hudson River, and exhibits are carefully placed in backdrop of medieval abbey. What more can you expect... More 

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