The Met Cloisters, New York City

One of the city's hidden gems, The Met Cloisters incorporates parts from five abbeys disassembled in Europe and reconstructed in New York between 1934 and 1939. Situated on a hill overlooking the Hudson River, this building now forms an integral part of a medieval-style complex designed by architect Charles Collens. You can stroll through the surrounding herb gardens or walk into the on-site museum to see an extensive collection of art and architecture from medieval Europe, including limestone windows and altarpieces designed in the 15th century. To learn the history behind the exhibits, pick up an audio guide at the entrance. For The Met Cloisters and beyond, use our New York City day trip app to get the most from your New York City vacation.
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  • You have driven by a million times and you keep telling yourself one day you will go. Well we finally did for my Mom’s birthday and it was amazing. Parking is easy and not too far from the entrance to...  more »
  • I was here with a friend and I have to say I was really impressed with not only the works of art here but how this museum is tucked away from the city and is just a gem to discover while still in Manh...  more »
  • The Cloisters is where the MET Museum keep most of its medieval art - a very specific and acquired taste. The building itself was built along medieval lines to house the collections. The museum is rel...  more »
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  • Absolutely fantastic! A definite must see! Incredible collections of important and exquisite medieval and renaissance religious artworks of many different forms- sculpture, painting, glass, furniture, woodwork, tapestry, manuscripts, and more. Perhaps the best feature is the building itself, incorporating portions of medieval European religious structures which were brought over and reassembled. As an American kid growing up and having never been to Europe, being in The Cloisters, I really felt like I was transported back to medieval Europe! The atmosphere and feeling is so powerful. I can still feel it today.
  • Beautiful! Well worth the trip. I was able to go to the Cloisters in the morning and still get to the Met for a few hours before they closed. If you can go in the fall it will be worth it just to see the trees on the grounds and the park. It was one of my all time favorite 'New York' experiences.
  • The Cloisters, located in the beautiful Fort Tryon Park, is a perfect place to escape Manhattan crowds and intensity. Connoisseurs of the medieval art will find plenty of fascinating objects to marvel at. The rest of us will simply enjoy the wonderfully re-created atmosphere of monastic tranquility and unhurried pace of the bygone era.
  • Great place for visiting. (The Met's Updated Admissions Policy) !!!since March 1, 2018 "pay-as-you-wish policy will continue ONLY for New York State residents and students from across the tristate region, while visitors from outside New York will be required to pay mandatory admissions; admission for children under 12 will remain free. The Museum will also now honor full-priced admissions tickets for three consecutive days, giving all visitors more time to experience each of The Met's three locations." Отличный небольшой музей средневекового искусства! История музея тоже интересная. Фактически, это средневековый замок- монастырь. Стоит на горке, вокруг большой парк. Это филиал Метрополитен музея. Система "плати сколько хочешь" работает для жителей НЙ и студентов трёх штатов: НЙ, НДжерси, Коннектикута. Билет из МЕТ музея тут действует три дня.
  • Love the beautiful architecture and the dungeon-feel of this museum. It's so different in a good way. Perfect for a warm day because it's a literal hike to the museum.
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