Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Cloisters

Museum, Park, and Garden
Hudson Heights, New York
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    "Beautiful views, medieval art and tapestries!"(20 Tips)
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    "Unicorn tapestries are my favorite"(13 Tips)
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    "Beautiful views from the Museum of the Hudson river."(8 Tips)
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  • Paige C.
    Paige CNovember 2, 2017
    Really beautiful spot to spend the day and explore. Set in a wonderful park with great views.
  • Biz T.
    Biz TraveldudeOctober 7, 2017
    Worth the trip up to he northern tip of Manhattan
  • Lindsey F.
    Lindsey FrancesAugust 20, 2017
    Unicorn tapestries
  • Tania P.
    Tania PlateroJuly 12, 2017
    Beautiful views, medieval art and tapestries! Awesome place!
  • Carmen N.
    Carmen NJuly 3, 2017
    Outstanding museum with a balance of art, historic artifacts, and functional gardens in the medieval style.
  • Joyce S.
    Joyce Sael-LimjocoJuly 2, 2017
    Sunday afternoon at Cloisters
  • Nadia S.
    Nadia SwanJune 2, 2017
    Loved the culture of the Middle Ages ! Beautiful tapestries and art.
  • Michelle W.
    Michelle WilesApril 16, 2017
    Unicorn room is definitely the most fun.. but a beautiful selection of art and artifacts across the museum. Take the elevator straight from the subway terminal
  • Andre S.
    Andre SoaresFebruary 27, 2017
    Amazing medieval arts museum with original doorways and gardens integrated in tbe modern building
  • Savoteur
    SavoteurFebruary 2, 2017
    The Cloisters makes for a relaxing day trip. Miles from Midtown, the medieval architecture and Gothic buttresses will transport you to another era. You'll feel like an ant strolling from room to room. Read more
  • Alex R.
    Alex RobertsonJanuary 11, 2017
    a uniquely tranquil experience. just a fantastic space.
  • RC
    RCDecember 30, 2016
    Go early to avoid the crowds.
  • Nikki
    NikkiNovember 30, 2016
    Rockefeller purchased 500 acres across the river to make sure the view from the Cloisters would never be spoiled
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonNovember 7, 2016
    Parking is extremely limited. If you come on a weekend (and drive), you might have to wait 30-45 mins for a spot. Bathroom lines tend to be very long, too. Prepare yourself!
  • Saarim Z.
    Saarim ZamanNovember 6, 2016
    Parking on weekends is hard to find be ready to be patient
  • Michael A.
    Michael AnthonyOctober 10, 2016
    Don't bother going into the cloisters just walk around
  • Victoria O.
    Victoria O'DonnellSeptember 12, 2016
    Loved the gardens and medieval herbs. The museum itself is not that interesting.
  • Owen H.
    Owen HerterichAugust 28, 2016
    Kind of a long trip, but a really nice museum of medieval and religious artifacts. They basically transported an entire European monastery to NYC on a boat. Only go if there’s nice weather outside.
  • Albert T.
    Albert TongAugust 27, 2016
    Fun gardens. One of them is a fruit garden.
  • Albert T.
    Albert TongAugust 27, 2016
    Free drinking water fountain downstairs by restrooms. Don't need to pay $4 for bottled water.
  • Tina S.
    Tina SammonAugust 21, 2016
    The Hudson views
  • Roseann L.
    Roseann LoSchiavoAugust 10, 2016
    This place is so outstanding, a gem buried in NYC!
  • Candice R.
    Candice RiveraAugust 8, 2016
    The tapestry is really intricate and the castle itself is a work of art. The outdoor courtyards are amazing and peaceful. Once you're outside you can go on a variety of scenic walks in the area!
  • David M.
    David MilbergJuly 6, 2016
    Definitely go in the spring/summer. It's beautiful and worth the trip uptown.
  • Steff H.
    Steff HindJuly 3, 2016
    Beautiful outdoor areas. Be sure to get off he subway at 190 and walk through the the park for great views over the Hudson
  • Latha S.
    Latha SJuly 1, 2016
    Cloisters contain 12th to 15th century European medieval architecture. The tapestries room with "The hunt of the Unicorn" is interesting!
  • George Z.
    George ZJune 25, 2016
    Don't get gored by a unicorn
  • Linda A.
    Linda AntwiJune 11, 2016
    Must see! Such amazing history and natural beauty.
  • PureWow
    PureWowJune 2, 2016
    July 15th: Take a day trip uptown to the Cloisters--check out medieval European art, then explore the gorgeous grounds. Read more
  • Candice R.
    Candice RiveraJune 1, 2016
    The tapestry is amazing, architecture is a marvel.
  • Zeba S.
    Zeba SiddiqiMay 29, 2016
    Best way to spend an afternoon away from the city hustle! The european architecture is beautiful. transports you in Europe! Loved it. Entry fee is suggested price just like MET
  • Thelocaltripper
    ThelocaltripperMay 21, 2016
    Beautiful quiet spaces filled with history! Highly recommend walking through this place with enough time to sit and enjoy the views.
  • Guy F.
    Guy FlushingMay 15, 2016
    Great views. Interesting art: unicorn tapestries. Pretty gardens. But CROWDED.
  • Rodrigo A.
    Rodrigo ArtaviaApril 18, 2016
    Nice place to visit. Small museum though
  • Alyssa B.
    Alyssa BereznakMarch 3, 2016
    p. sick ass art.
  • Alexander L.
    Alexander LogronoJanuary 5, 2016
    Best time to go is during the spring summer and early fall when they have the gardens open. So peaceful and just a beautiful collection!
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinDecember 25, 2015
    Best museum of medieval art in North America.
  • LittleLs D.
    LittleLs Dog TreatsDecember 21, 2015
    Is the Cloisters at Fort Tryon dog friendly? The beautiful lawn outside the museum is a great place to chill with your furbabies. If you have a small dog, you can try sneaking it inside in the bag ;)
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CDecember 18, 2015
    This place is a gem. The medieval artifacts transport you back in time.
  • Scott G.
    Scott GellmanDecember 16, 2015
    You don't need to go when it's warm. Most is indoors
  • George Z.
    George ZinkgrafDecember 10, 2015
    Unicorn tapestries -a personal,and private time ,shared there with a friend.
  • Adam
    AdamNovember 16, 2015
    Entry is price is only a suggested donation. You can pay what you think.
  • Chelsea L.
    Chelsea LawrenceNovember 15, 2015
    Check out the unicorn tapestries, and the espalier trees in the garden!
  • Danielle E.
    Danielle ElliotNovember 12, 2015
    Do t miss the trees on the veranda, they're rad.
  • Juliano R.
    Juliano RossiNovember 11, 2015
    Beautiful place, one of my top 5 places to recommend to friends. Yet, I was robed while climbing the park that leads to the museum. I highly recommend you to take care while getting to the museum.
  • R K.
    R KOctober 31, 2015
    Oh wow! This museum amazes me every time. I love anything medieval. Thank you Manhattan.
  • jennifer v.
    jennifer von mayrhauserOctober 29, 2015
    Everything!
  • Emmanuel G.
    Emmanuel GalvanOctober 29, 2015
    Wow, what a place. You wouldn't think you're in New York. It feels like the south of France! Did you know this is the only museum of medieval art in America? This is a must !
  • Donna Z.
    Donna ZeidlerOctober 21, 2015
    Just a lovely day for art and gardens.
  • Matthew B.
    Matthew ByeOctober 17, 2015
    Great museum wonderful collections
  • Sally M.
    Sally MelvilleOctober 13, 2015
    Beautiful grounds
  • Sara .
    Sara 🌈⚔🍾October 12, 2015
    Amazing scenic views and fascinating exhibits.
  • Adna
    AdnaSeptember 29, 2015
    Hidden gem in northern Manhatten!
  • Charlotte S.
    Charlotte ScarfSeptember 28, 2015
    Incredible collection, pillaged from Europe. The tapestries are particularly stunning, and look out for the pear trees in the garden.
  • Kavita B.
    Kavita BabaSeptember 10, 2015
    Great views of the Hudson in a scenic spot. Beware if you're trying to bike up here. There are hills
  • Kavita B.
    Kavita BabaSeptember 10, 2015
    Medieval art
  • Shena
    ShenaSeptember 1, 2015
    It is so beautiful! So many hidden treasures!
  • Richard R.
    Richard RevillaAugust 27, 2015
    The museum is a collection of medieval art. Not too extensive, it can be completed in under 2 hours. Enjoy the views on the Hudson from the outdoor gardens.
  • Myer
    MyerAugust 13, 2015
    So tranquil
  • Mariana P.
    Mariana PantalenaAugust 12, 2015
    For those who like medieval art it's the place to visit. The cloister's castle was built to show the medieval architecture. Beautiful gardens with plants that were used back than for medicine.
  • Sam H.
    Sam HAugust 7, 2015
    Explore Fort Tryon if you want something different to do in the city. Walk up from 190th and get some amazing views of the GWB
  • Dee C.
    Dee CJuly 10, 2015
    It has great beauty. I prob don't suggest kids coming bc (no offense) tbh, can be rowdy, boisterous so (haha) no trouble makers. The garden has rlly cool things there and there is more 2 c 4 urself.😃
  • Heejung K.
    Heejung KimJuly 9, 2015
    Love it! Beautiful. theres an m4 bus that goes directly.from and to the metropolitan. If you access the cloisters you can go to the met on the same day as well!
  • loran j.
    loran jonakJune 24, 2015
    Kind of a long ride to get here but totally worth it. You can see everything in 2 hours if you want but allow longer to tour the gardens.
  • Afi Y.
    Afi Yellow-DukeJune 23, 2015
    This is one of the most gorgeous places uptown. If you like medieval art, make the trek uptown. Make a day of it!
  • Chris O.
    Chris OlagunjuJune 11, 2015
    Great place to go to in the spring. The park as well as the museum plus staff are very knowledgeable on the content. Great place to draw and do art studies.
  • Claire D.
    Claire DoppmanMay 10, 2015
    Been going here since I was a kid...love this place!!!
  • Steven M.
    Steven MoranoApril 26, 2015
    Great museum and scenic views.
  • Valentino C.
    Valentino CoutureApril 15, 2015
    Enjoy the outdoor sculptures.
  • April D.
    April DitoMarch 27, 2015
    One of my favorite places in the city. You actually forget that you are in Manhattan.
  • Tanner W.
    Tanner WelshMarch 17, 2015
    Medieval Christian art. Unicorns. One of the most beautiful settings in the city. Make sure to take the subway so you can emerge from the solid rock.
  • Bill C.
    Bill CollignonMarch 14, 2015
    Love this place...thanks Mr. Rockefeller.
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BarthelsMarch 12, 2015
    Transported to the Rhine region in an instant.
  • Jwow
    JwowFebruary 27, 2015
    Enjoy the day at The Cloisters it's a bit of a subway ride, but well worth it. I highly recommend arriving by 1pm to partake in the Garden Tour, not to be missed!
  • Romà J.
    Romà JiménezFebruary 4, 2015
    European (mostly french and catalan) mediaeval stuff bought in Europe and brought and recoonstructed in America. A good way of spending a morning if staying for some days in NYC
  • Daniel K.
    Daniel KarranFebruary 3, 2015
    Step back in time to the Medieval times. You'll enjoy some beautiful architecture. One of the most tranquil museums in the city!
  • İpek A.
    İpek A.December 20, 2014
    After walking through amazing park you'll find yourself with full of Gothic art.
  • Xenia
    XeniaNovember 1, 2014
    Take a tour with a docent...sometimes they have special lectures. I love how quiet and peaceful it is...even on a Saturday
  • Fluying ✅.
    Fluying ✅November 1, 2014
    This museum is a branch he of the MET and with the admission ticket you are granted entrance to the MET during the same day.
  • Fluying ✅.
    Fluying ✅November 1, 2014
    Build in the XX century by John Rockefeller, and donated to NY city in 1930s, this museum recreates a medieval monastery and includes a great collection medieval arts and artifacts. EXCELLENT!
  • Linh (Kelly) N.
    Linh (Kelly) NguyenOctober 19, 2014
    Great view over the Hudson, especially in the fall
  • Alyxa L.
    Alyxa LeaseOctober 13, 2014
    The Cuxa cloister is so beautiful
  • Sean F.
    Sean FlemingOctober 1, 2014
    Beautiful views from the Museum of the Hudson river. Also very interesting art to be seen.
  • Alyssa T.
    Alyssa ThomannSeptember 30, 2014
    Perfect way to spend the day. Beautiful view of the Hudson, gardens were breathtaking & an entire room dedicated to unicorns. Lots of outside area, so I suggest packing some snacks/blanket & enjoy!
  • Justin S.
    Justin SongSeptember 27, 2014
    THIS ISNT THE HOOKAH PLACE
  • Madm F.
    Madm FiaSeptember 25, 2014
    Great little staycation especially if you have never been to a museum in Europe. Perfect for nice days to lie in the grass after.
  • Fortune C.
    Fortune CookieSeptember 25, 2014
    A few parking spaces at museum entrance
  • Nicole Sikora H.
    Nicole Sikora HeschongSeptember 19, 2014
    A quirky find in a peaceful setting. It will remind you of Europe (in part because actual structures from Europe were imported brick by brick)
  • Elevine B.
    Elevine BergeSeptember 13, 2014
    Perfect day out - feels like a little European time travel, in the midst of the city! Surrounding gardens and view over Hudson are nice for a stroll. Don't miss out on the pingpong tables near A train
  • Carolina R.
    Carolina R. PietosoSeptember 6, 2014
    Beautiful historic building and gardens. However, they're missing a clearer narrative to their permanent exhibition. My favorite part was the herbs garden.
  • John D.
    John DolciSeptember 1, 2014
    Apparently there is no gum chewing allowed at the Cloisters. Strange but true.
  • Dan J.
    Dan JonesAugust 22, 2014
    Beautiful. Filled with mostly Medieval Romanesque and Gothic art (don't forget the Merode Altarpiece). You tend to forget that the pillars surrounding the central courtyard are over 600 years old.
  • David D.
    David DerrickAugust 18, 2014
    An ocean of cool calm quiet in the middle of the city. There is a requested costly donation but this museum is well worth a visit! Multiple medieval art pieces and actual reconstructed cloisters.
  • Roger S.
    Roger SchonfeldAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The poison garden is tremendous fun. Great views as well. But in winter the museum is quieter and even more friendly.
  • Rafael D.
    Rafael Dias de SouzaAugust 8, 2014
    Very beatiful!
  • Cristian G.
    Cristian GonzalezAugust 7, 2014
    Hidden jewel in NYC. Amazing artwork in a remarkable building.
  • CNN
    CNNAugust 6, 2014
    If you're looking for a museum missed by most tourists (and a surprising number of New Yorkers), make time for the Cloisters, located in Fort Tryon Park. Read more
  • Nate S.
    Nate SaeteAugust 3, 2014
    Stop and smell the garden.
  • Irving G.
    Irving GonzalesJuly 5, 2014
    If you can get a tour with Mark Cruse, jump on it. His knowledge and enthusiasm is at once infectious and informative!
  • Rory P.
    Rory ParnessJuly 4, 2014
    Make sure you take the free guided tours. The museum and gardens (cloisters) really come alive.
  • Charles P.
    Charles PetkanasJune 7, 2014
    Gems:The Cloisters Museum, gardens, outstanding views of the Hudson River! Fort Tryon Park: beautiful gardens,Overlook Terrace- superb views of the Hudson! 15 min from Times Sq via A express train
  • RDasheenb D.
    RDasheenb DMay 8, 2014
    Take the elevator to get out of the train station at 190 Street. You get to enjoy the park and preview the phenomenal views without the hike. ;)
  • semoga s.
    semoga suksesApril 23, 2014
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  • Alison C.
    Alison CurtinMarch 25, 2014
    Remember-admission is SUGGESTED. Pay what you feel comfortable paying. Wonderful collection!
  • Julia H.
    Julia HillJanuary 19, 2014
    Try and find the 3 monkeys . It's a must see.
  • Stephanie G.
    Stephanie GDecember 28, 2013
    The architecture and artwork is breathtaking. You can appreciate the cloisters and landscaping more in the spring or summer time.
  • Audrey T.
    Audrey TolbertNovember 22, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Definitely don't miss The Treasury downstairs! It's quite literally a treasure trove of some of the museum's best (and shiniest) objects!
  • Grace R.
    Grace RobertsonNovember 2, 2013
    Beautiful in the fall!
  • Christine S.
    Christine SpazianoNovember 1, 2013
    The most beautiful place inside and put. Once you walk in your taken back in time.
  • Waldorf Astoria H.
    The Cloisters are located in a secluded park garden resembling a real Cloister with a fine collection of Medieval and Renaissance art.
  • Waldorf Astoria H.
    The Cloisters are located in a secluded park garden resembling a real Cloister with a fine collection of Medieval and Renaissance Art.
  • Jill M.
    Jill McIntoshSeptember 14, 2013
    Not encouraging of bikers - even though there's a bike path all the way up there, there are no bike racks and they required me to check my small canvas backpack (aka my purse)
  • Gerard Y.
    Gerard YuSeptember 5, 2013
    Unicorn tapestries are my favorite
  • Dante S.
    Dante SchulzSeptember 2, 2013
    This is such a great place for medieval art. The unicorn tapestries and the building itself is just an amazing beauty.
  • Dante S.
    Dante SchulzAugust 25, 2013
    The famous unicorn exhibit, the view of the Palisades on the other side of the Hudson, the walk in the park, the medieval tapestries, this museum is great.
  • Esperanza B.
    Esperanza BejaranoAugust 10, 2013
    A nice and quiet place for visiting if you are exploring the city further the most popular spots
  • Eliza G.
    Eliza GalloAugust 4, 2013
    Inaccessible to wheelchairs, strollers — stairs at entry (even "accessible" entrance has 4 stairs) & betw. galleries. Guards rude rather than helpful, said get out of ticket line because of stroller.
  • Dingding H.
    Dingding HuJuly 29, 2013
    amazing place!
  • Bergdorf Goodman
    Bergdorf GoodmanJuly 26, 2013
    It's a BG New York City Secret! Nicole Colovos of Helmut Lang loves to escape to this spot, only 20 minutes from the city but seemingly a world away.
  • Esta M.
    Esta MizJuly 25, 2013
    Bring a packed lunch and enjoy the best view of the Hudson R
  • Yosun C.
    Yosun ChangJuly 14, 2013
    Plug your phone in and use it too - lots of outlets at the monastery
  • Rianna R.
    Rianna RosenJuly 7, 2013
    Wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle!
  • Julia M.
    Julia MesmeriJuly 7, 2013
    Come here for the Unicorn exhibition, amazing architecture and gardens.
  • Teachers College S.
    On Saturday afternoons, the museum offers gallery talks, and during the spring and December season, it offers its popular series of $35 concerts in its chapel.
  • Renee R.
    Renee RostekJuly 1, 2013
    Such beauty this place offers. Very picturesque for those who like taking pics as well as take in the beauty.
  • Gavriel M.
    Gavriel MamanJune 11, 2013
    I did not know this place existed until a friend recently made me aware of it, if you enjoy Romanesque and Gothic depictions of Architecture and Art, visit this place TODAY!!! It will open your mind!
  • Roger S.
    Roger SchonfeldJune 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The current special exhibit on unicorns is fascinating. The gallery talk for it is smart and worthwhile.
  • Darline
    DarlineJune 6, 2013
    Gorgeous! I will be back to the Bronx.
  • Date Night Is...
    Date Night Is...May 21, 2013
    Date Night Is... a total escape without ever leaving Manhattan. Head uptown (waaaaay uptown) and enjoy some solitude at this gorgeous garden.
  • Harlem A.
    Harlem AmbassadorMay 12, 2013
    Got a date? Bring them here and you will earn another, as their romantic paths will surely seduce. The architecture is astounding and the view of the Palisades and the bridge alone is worth the visit.
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BaldwinMay 9, 2013
    My favorite spot on the whole island of Manhattan.
  • Josh C.
    Josh ChuaApril 28, 2013
    It's like Game of Thrones, but IRL.
  • Adam P.
    Adam PoswolskyApril 27, 2013
    Warning: it closes at 5:15pm
  • Cristina
    CristinaApril 26, 2013
    Medieval art and beautiful grounds.
  • Adam S.
    Adam SherlipApril 24, 2013
    This is a hidden gem in Manhattan, with a medieval museum (part of the Met) & park situated at the north end of the island with incredible 360° views of the Hudson River, Palisades, Bronx & Manhattan.
  • Francisco A.
    Francisco A.April 21, 2013
    Great place to visit. Beautiful
  • a blissful life.
    a blissful life.April 5, 2013
    This Medieval castle/museum is a must see when in NYC! It's located in the beautiful park, Fort Tryon, so make sure to take a stroll in the park after your visit to this incredible museum.
  • Hans S.
    Hans SchenckApril 2, 2013
    This place will get Medieval on your ass. In the best possible way.
  • Philipp L.
    Philipp LöhlerMarch 23, 2013
    Best medieval monastery museum in entire North America! Make sure you check out the murals and the statues in the rooms behind the chapel.
  • Landmarks Preservation Commission
    The Cuxa cloister, which forms the core of the Cloisters structure, has medieval architectural elements dating from the 12th century, which were taken from an important French Benedictine monastery.
  • Eynat E.
    Eynat ElirazMarch 9, 2013
    A little far from the city, but has a special feel to it. Medieval setting.
  • Carrot C.
    Carrot CreativeJanuary 30, 2013
    Hugh Jackman has been spotted here, but that's not why you should go...
  • Sergey C.
    Sergey ChernyshevJanuary 5, 2013
    Go downstairs to see the only complete deck of regular, non-tarot deck from 15th century.
  • Ed H.
    Ed HafizovDecember 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Cloisters is part of the Met so the members get free access. Note that there are strict rules against photography inside, not even by paid permit. Outside photography is fine, great opportunities!
  • Elton J.
    Elton JulianNovember 8, 2012
    yeah first time here
  • Alison Z.
    Alison ZamoraOctober 24, 2012
    Totally worth the trek uptown, especially on a rainy day.
  • Corinee
    CorineeSeptember 18, 2012
    Take the M4 bus that drops you off in front of entrance.
  • Chris S.
    Chris SlatterySeptember 16, 2012
    Remember there is a SUGGESTED DONATION for entry here, so don't be too cheap but you need not lay kurt a bundle to visit. Spend at least 60-90 minutes to go through the cloisters well.
  • Laurie M.
    Laurie MorrowSeptember 10, 2012
    A lifelong favorite. On Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., they used to (and I hope still do) play medieval music. My favorite museum in the world. Outside the grounds, be careful: iffy neighborhood.
  • Joonseok O.
    Joonseok OhAugust 25, 2012
    My favorite place in NYC. A bus takes you directly to the entrance
  • Cindy
    CindyAugust 3, 2012
    Entrance Fee is actually a donation of your choice
  • Jason M.
    Jason MesiarikAugust 2, 2012
    Leave the hustle and bustle behind as you take a trip back in time. Take the subway and enjoy a walk through the gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 25, 2012
    You can check out the beautiful collection of Medieval art or just walk around the beautiful grounds. Great place for an inexpensive and beautiful date!
  • Arielle C.
    Arielle CohenJune 15, 2012
    Go to the medieval gardens for a real treat. But don't touch the poisonous plants!
  • Kanchana S.
    The gardens are the best part!
  • Sarah R.
    Sarah RobertsonMay 27, 2012
    Open Tuesday–Sunday: 9:30 a.m.–5:15 p.m.
  • Nolan M.
    Nolan MunaMay 20, 2012
    Despite the posted closing time of 5:15, they will throw you out before.
  • Uta G.
    Uta GernertMay 13, 2012
    Fabulous views of the Hudson
  • Uta G.
    Uta GernertMay 13, 2012
    Fabulous views of
  • ✨#IamRomdelacrème✨
    Amazing is a minimal word to describe how fantastic it is here!
  • Clare
    ClareApril 20, 2012
    Fabulous collection of art, spanning time, culture and religion over the ages. Get lost in the intricate sculpture, exquisite architecture and wondrous detail.
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SeedsApril 19, 2012
    Smaller museum... which is good because you can see everything in an afternoon then chill at Ft. Tryon park
  • Meg H.
    Meg HalleyMarch 24, 2012
    Dont forget to look at the painting on the ceilings.
  • Bonnie C.
    Bonnie ChuFebruary 28, 2012
    remember they're closed monday before the trek up. and don't try to hike to the little red lighthouse. urban hiking is a tad sketch through homeless encampments.
  • Taylor
    TaylorFebruary 26, 2012
    No photos allowed in some sections. Pay attention.
  • Hunter T.
    Hunter TauFebruary 2, 2012
    For a New Yorker, the natural beauty of the gardens in the shadows the castle is a great escape from the hustle. Think French villa and you're set.
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkFebruary 1, 2012
    At this museum devoted to medieval art, a path winds through the peaceful grounds to a monastery that appears to have survived from the Middle Ages. Don’t miss the famed unicorn tapestries. Read more
  • Tracey N.
    Tracey NJanuary 23, 2012
    No cafe. A coffee shop would be awesome esp on a cold day
  • Justin P.
    Justin PoleraJanuary 2, 2012
    I forgot there was 200th st in New York, but the unicorn tapestries are worth the trip
  • EchoDA
    EchoDADecember 24, 2011
    A classic historical museum, surrounded by a scenic green space
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupDecember 12, 2011
    One of the most peaceful and tranquil museums in NYC – you’ll swear you heard the chanting of monks. The medieval tapestries and architecture is divine.
  • Raul R.
    Raul RomeroNovember 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    So lucky to have this in Manhattan... If you never been, you better visit it!
  • Raul R.
    Raul RomeroNovember 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Such a beautiful place! a piece of medieval Europe in the Island of Manhattan...
  • Eric R.
    Eric RyanNovember 3, 2011
    Get the audio guide here. Trust me - it's worth every penny.
  • Steve B.
    Steve BarrettOctober 11, 2011
    An oasis of calm in the middle of the big city. Read more
  • James S.
    James SandersOctober 8, 2011
    I think I've been here but, I really don't remember.
  • Bergdorf Goodman
    Bergdorf GoodmanOctober 3, 2011
    It's a BG New York City Secret! After a browsing over 3,000 pieces of medieval art, pack a picnic & enjoy the sunset over the Hudson River. Read more
  • Davaish S.
    Davaish SinghOctober 2, 2011
    Elevators From hell to heaven
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SmithSeptember 3, 2011
    Yeah the park is a good spot for photos and for hanging out. I recommend this place
  • Lucinda L.
    Lucinda LathanAugust 19, 2011
    Pay attention to the time periods you are viewing and go from oldest to youngest as much as possible.
  • Maggie
    MaggieAugust 16, 2011
    It's an urban oasis!
  • Caitlin K.
    Caitlin KAugust 16, 2011
    Relax in the gardens and take a stroll in the surrounding grounds
  • Lisa L.
    Lisa LAugust 13, 2011
    It's like not being in New York. The architecture is beautiful. Pack a lunch and have a picnic in the surrounding park
  • Hostelling International
    The Cloisters is a great collection of Medevial art, far away from the madness of mid-town and still easy to get to (with a wonderful walk along the Hudson River as well). - Joseph, USA
  • Hotel Tonight
    Hotel TonightAugust 3, 2011
    We encourage everyone at our NYC hotels, especially westside hotels, to trek up to Fort Tryon for something even native New Yorkers often miss. Total hidden treasure.
  • Advertising Week
    Advertising WeekJuly 15, 2011
    It's devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe and is completely cool.
  • BLOUIN ARTINFO
    BLOUIN ARTINFOJune 29, 2011
    Check out the Gallery Talks at The Cloisters! No advance reservations are necessary. Read more
  • Clark V.
    Clark Van Der BekenJune 28, 2011
    Hidden gem on the west side Read more
  • xavier m.
    xavier mantillaJune 27, 2011
    If you have time, take time to walk the gardens, to enjoy the beauty of this place. Read more
  • Carrie K.
    Carrie KintzJune 26, 2011
    After you check in at the desk, move straight into the Romanesque walkway. The museum is designed in chronological order.
  • Cris M.
    Cris MacarioJune 20, 2011
    You should stop by the new leaf cafe in the park for a seasonal mojito. Delish.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonJune 18, 2011
    The 3,000 works of art at The Cloisters are mesmerising, the recreated monastic architecture is a masterpiece, but step outside and the medieval gardens will take your breath away.
  • Greta P.
    Greta PerezcasasJune 7, 2011
    the cloisters garden party
  • Hilary
    HilaryJune 3, 2011
    You can use your entry pin here to enter the Met in Manhattan.
  • Let's Go
    Let's GoMay 20, 2011
    Best Place To Get Medieval in NY: a tranquil setting for beautiful and fascinating medieval art. Read more
  • Diego R.
    Diego RufoApril 4, 2011
    The Cloisters is designed to resemble a monastery and offers gorgeous views of Manhattan and the Hudson River. The famous Unicorn Tapestries and Campin's Mérode Altarpiece are housed here. Read more
  • Bergdorf Goodman
    Bergdorf GoodmanMarch 21, 2011
    It's a BG New York City Secret! After a browsing over 3,000 pieces of medieval art, pack a picnic & enjoy the sunset over the Hudson River Read more
  • Jeremy L.
    Jeremy LenzFebruary 19, 2011
    To get here by bike from the Hudson River Greenway, take the ramp to 181st St and go up Fort Washington Avenue.
  • Ervin S.
    Ervin SasongkoNovember 16, 2010
    this is nice place,, so romantic
  • Lana H.
    Lana HazouOctober 20, 2010
    Peaceful, beautiful...
  • kate spade new york
    kate spade new yorkOctober 12, 2010
    enjoy the incredible medieval art collection and one of the best views of the hudson in the entire city.
  • Stephany K.
    Stephany K.October 3, 2010
    Great place to visit in the fall; the air is crisp and the view is PHENOM!
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkSeptember 13, 2010
    Check out the famous Unicorn Tapestries, the 12th-century Fuentidueña Chapel and the Annunciation Triptych by Robert Campin.
  • BLOUIN ARTINFO
    BLOUIN ARTINFOJuly 30, 2010
    Portions of five medieval French cloisters were combined to create this treasure that is run by the Met. Make sure to visit the "unicorn tapestry," which made a guest appearance in "Harry Potter."
  • Santiago R.
    Santiago RiveraJuly 24, 2010
    Definitely worth a trip up here. Come on a nice day and enjoy a relaxing quiet time.
  • William R.
    William R.July 10, 2010
    The staff has been really rude, especially in dealing with my mother who is handicapped...the security guard was annoyed that he had to get us a wheelchair. He grumbled and threw the chair down.
  • Charles R.
    Charles ReidJuly 10, 2010
    If you need to use an elevator, be forceful with the staff. They can be off putting.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Like beer? The Bonnefont Garden at The Cloisters grows hops. Take a garden highlights tour May–October at 1:00 p.m. (Kamomi, Design)
  • Panayiota
    PanayiotaMarch 29, 2010
    Amazing date place or swinging solo on a gorgeous summer NYC day... Read more
  • leoaze
    leoazeMarch 18, 2010
    One of the hidden cultural gems of New York City - an authentic European castle built from several different sections of castles from all over Europe. Great view of the Hudson! Read more
  • Adelyn Z.
    Adelyn ZhouMarch 4, 2010
    Explore the Cloisters uptown
  • doctor cheat
    doctor cheatFebruary 11, 2010
    I ♥ unicorns. And the unicorn tapestries here are worth your ♥.
  • Barry C.
    Barry CampbellJanuary 17, 2010
    Take the A train to 190th St and spend an afternoon gawking at incredibly gorgeous medieval art. (The New Leaf Cafe in nearby Fort Tryon Park is aces, too!)
  • Karen S.
    Karen SterlingJanuary 12, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    There is a dog run in the park near the closters.
  • Mary-Alexis F.
    Mary-Alexis FeehanNovember 7, 2009
    See pieces of a cross that they think is part of the cross Jesus carried
  • Jenn B.
    Jenn BeeOctober 14, 2009
    saw amazing views of the Hudson not to mention 540-year-old playing cards.
  • Allan C.
    Allan ClarkMay 10, 2009
    go to the upper garden and read a book in the sun away from noise and wind
  • cynthia c.
    cynthia caseMay 2, 2009
    a medieval art castle at the north end of manhattan...spend a day there..unicorn tapestries hang the walls..
  • Lawrence L.
    Lawrence LewitinnApril 1, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out the Treasury downstairs at the Cloisters. Medieval bling!
  • Jack N.
    Jack NgaiMarch 24, 2009
    Its so far out there, but I heard it looks really nice.
  • Tom I.
    Tom IgoeMarch 22, 2009
    Go to the Cloisters on a spring or summer day. Nap the day away enjoying the view of the Hudson. Look for the Unicorn.
  • Tom I.
    Tom IgoeMarch 22, 2009
    Go to the Cloisters in the spring or early summer and enjoy the view across the Hudson. Also, look for the unicorn.
  • Karen T.
    Karen TengMarch 14, 2009
    Bike up along the west side highway and check out the met's medieval younger brother, the cloisters. On your way back down stop by @pier i cafe for a burger and a beer.
  • Chiara P.
    Chiara Pietrini1 week ago
    Belli! Con la neve atmosfera magica!
  • Antonio Carlos S.
    Antonio Carlos SilvaApril 30, 2017
    De taxi ( 35 dólares) ou ônibus M4 ... Vale um passeio curto nesse museu
  • Hyomin L.
    Hyomin LeeJune 13, 2016
    오디오 가이드가 필요하다면 그냥 메트로폴리탄 미술관 app을 다운받으면 무료로 들을 수 있다. 7달러 주고 오디오 가이드 빌릴 필요 없음.
  • Marina Y.
    Marina YoshimotoMay 7, 2016
    Um dos museus mais legais de NY!
  • Antonio Luiz
    Antonio LuizOctober 22, 2015
    Muito legal, nem parece que está em NYC, parece um mosteiro em uma pequena cidade da Europa, faz parte do MET, o ingresso vale para os 2com valor sugerido também, você pode escolher quanto quer pagar
  • Paula B.
    Paula BenedéAugust 16, 2015
    Si te gustan los castillos medievales tenés que venir 👸🏼👸🏼👸🏼
  • Pedro Luiz A.
    Uma coleção pitoresca e variada de diversos locais diferentes. O lugar sequer parece estar em NYC.
  • Alan x.
    Alan x el mundoJuly 7, 2015
    El boleto sirve para el MET durante el mismo día.
  • Cecilia D.
    Cecilia DantasApril 3, 2015
    MASTER É UM OTIMO BANCO PARA SE ADQUIRIR UM CARTÃO
  • Carlos A.
    Carlos AraujoJanuary 27, 2015
    La vista del río hudson y de el monasterio es espectacular, muy medieval. Lugar tranquilo lejos del bullicio de la ciudad. Pero, $25 dólares por la entrada al monasterio me pareció excesivo.
  • Yris Y.
    Yris Yepez D FuenmayorNovember 10, 2014
    Viendo el museo. Excelente
  • Ana D.
    Ana DunlopOctober 2, 2012
    Uma frase descreve: Amor Incondicional... Posso me mudar pra lá?
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