Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Cloisters

Museum, Park, and Garden
Hudson Heights, New York
  • This place is famous for their museums. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Tania P.
    "Beautiful views, medieval art and tapestries!"(20 Tips)
    Gerard Y.
    "Unicorn tapestries are my favorite"(13 Tips)
    Sean F.
    "Beautiful views from the Museum of the Hudson river."(8 Tips)
    Landmarks Preservation Commission
    "medieval architectural elements"(4 Tips)
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  • Lindsey F.
    Unicorn tapestries
  • Tania P.
    Beautiful views, medieval art and tapestries! Awesome place!
  • Carmen N.
    Carmen NJuly 3
    Outstanding museum with a balance of art, historic artifacts, and functional gardens in the medieval style.
  • Joyce S.
    Sunday afternoon at Cloisters
  • Nadia S.
    Loved the culture of the Middle Ages ! Beautiful tapestries and art.
  • Michelle W.
    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
    Amazing medieval arts museum with original doorways and gardens integrated in tbe modern building
  • Savoteur
    SavoteurFebruary 2
    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
    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!
  • Guest of a Guest
    Guest of a GuestJuly 22, 2016
    Inside the Cloisters, a medieval French castle transplanted into Washington Heights, Met horticulturalists have recreated a series of medieval gardens. Read more
  • 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
  • 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 this place!!!
  • Steven M.
    Steven MoranoApril 26, 2015
    Great museum and scenic views.
  • Valentino C.
    Valentino CoutureApril 15, 2015
    Enjoy the outdoor sculptures.
  • April M.
    April MoatesMarch 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
  • 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
  • Antonio Carlos S.
    De taxi ( 35 dólares) ou ônibus M4 ... Vale um passeio curto nesse museu
  • Hyomin L.
    Hyomin LeeJune 13, 2016
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  • 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
  • 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
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