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The Cloisters is located in fort Tryon Park. It is a part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Cloisters Museum is devoted to the art and architecture of Europe of the medieval period. The museum was assembled using domestic and religious architectural elements from the 12th to the 15th century Europe. The Cloisters boasts of really beautiful gardens. Cloisters’ collections comprise of approximately 2000 art works. It was designated as a New York City landmark in the year 1974. For someone who is interested in history as well as loves to see beauty at the same time, this is a perfect place to visit.
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This a beautiful place, filled with history and color. When you first get off of the subway, you walk through Fort Tyron Park, which ha some of the best views. You can see both rivers, the bridge, and the Metro North subway line. The fort itself is impressive and calm, a really great park to bring your family. Once in the Cloisters, you can pay whatever you want (It is a Met museum) so this is an affordable family trip. there are four actual cloisters, which are outdoor courtyards that the nuns/priests used to meditate around. Throughout the halls is artwork and historical artifacts which, while centered in Christianity, are very interesting for all types of people, especially history buffs. I highly recommend, especially in the summer (I went in the winter, which is cool too, but more open in the summer).
Not a huge fan of medieval art, but enjoy its architecture, so my art hist prof convinced me to go. It was January, snowing, I trekked by myself via the Metro (train)... Not fun to get there. Happy I didn't pay an exuberant price. The stuff is still cool, but seeing bits & pieces of other buildings installed here gives me conflicted feelings. It's like Frankenstein. A doorway to a ruined church here, a few archways... I guess it's preserving history, but not enough effort was made to recognize the building as a whole it once belonged to. Didn't spend more than 1 hr here.
On the first weekend of the month, Bank of America members can be admitted for free with their credit card. The Cloisters is a must see in Upper Manhattan. The view is killer and the exhibit is definitely interesting. The architecture of the space is wonderful as well. You can spend several hours here exploring every peak and corner.
The museum is rooms and rooms of medieval art. Mostly religious and from Spain. Every pillar, every archway, every corner! were built to look like the medieval times. I mentioned I love the archways, right? I also love the big room that looks like an old church. High ceilings, lots of history, small museum but worth a look. I wouldn't say "This is New York must-see!" but if you have a free afternoon, do come here!
There are so many reasons I loved this place! I have studied Medieval architecture, manuscripts, guilding, and illumination for years. It was awesome, literally awe inspiring, it see pieces from the periods I've read so much about. I was pleased that the displays included notes about which parts were period and which were modern reproductions. I wish I had allowed for a longer visit!