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Cloisters (The), New York

Cloisters (The) - New York, New York
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Cloisters (The)
99 Margaret Corbin Drive, New York, NY 10040Map
Fort Tyron Park
+1 212 923 3700
Neighborhood: Morningside Heights
AOL Travel Editor’s Review

A little bit of medieval Europe in Manhattan, the Cloisters look like a stone anachronism (old world meets new). This gorgeous structure is exactly what the name suggests: cloisters, or a monastery. You won’t find any monks here though. Today the structure is the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s center of medieval art, appropriately enough. It’s creation is owed to endowment by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. The interior is filled with Madonna and Child sculptures, paintings, and tapestries showing a unicorn getting slaughtered. Locals and visitors take the 40-minute subway ride (and subsequent 10-minute stroll through Fort Tryon Park) to get to the Cloisters because the peace and tranquility it affords. It’s a rare retreat from Manhattan without leaving Manhattan. cloisters@metmuseum.org

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By jbhaydn | Posted 01/13/13
  Looking forward to seeing this ! Love anything to do with art !--jbhaydn  
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By jbhaydn | Posted 05/18/12
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Cloisters (The) General Information
  • Open Hours: Mar to Oct - Monday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 05:15 PM, Nov to Feb - Monday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 04:45 PM
  • Type: Arts & Museums
  • Nearest Train: A at 190th Street
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