The Met Cloisters
373 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
Take the A train to northern Manhattan to visit the Cloisters, a branch of the Met dedicated to medieval European art and architecture. Located on four acres, the museum of five cloistered abbeys has great views of the Hudson River and George Washington Bridge, and the gardens are a quiet display of medieval life. Concerts at the museum’s Fuentiduena Chapel sound like the echoes of some other time and place far away from New York City. It’s worth planning your visit around one.
Tips from locals
The incredibly unique reconstructed Italian medieval Cloister nestled on top of one of New York's most magical parks. Visit one of the Metropolitan Museum's most charming branches.
The Cloisters is one ofnthe three Metropolitan Museum of Art sites. This museum, located in Fort Tryon Park, is devoted to Middle Ages art.
It is America’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the art and architecture of the Middle Ages. Including a museum and gardens within a single complex.
Beautiful Old Fort turned Museum at the northern tip of Manhattan which is part of the Met.
Very serene museum, great art, meditative outdoor area, and nice view of the Hudson River.
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“There's a poor side and a rich side of these 2 side by side docking/fishing areas. We visit both and sometimes eat at the restaurant, fly kites on one of the docks, stick our toes in the sand and occasionally have splashed in the river. In the summer there are sometimes 2 swans who come to visit. ”
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