The Met Cloisters
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Monday
10:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:30
Thursday
10:00 - 16:30
Friday
10:00 - 16:30
Saturday
10:00 - 16:30
Sunday
10:00 - 16:30
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Atop a tall hill in the northern tip of Manhattan, you’ll find The Met’s second location—The Met Cloisters. Visiting is like traveling through time: medieval architecture is incorporated into a modern building purpose-built to evoke the Middle Ages.
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GradingMachine
Oak Park, CA470 contributions
Nov 2022
When you step into The Met Cloisters, you step out of New York and into medieval and Renaissance Europe. From the triptychs to the paintings to the tapestries to the illuminated manuscripts to the panels to the treasury to the sculptures to the various cloister walks, etc., you will feel a medieval and Renaissance European vibe. We took Uber round-trip from Manhattan. It wasn't the cheapest alternative, but it was the most convenient.
Written 26 November 2022
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XJ750
Poquoson, VA55 contributions
Nov 2022
Positioned on top of a hill. A quality experience and worth the time. Enjoyed the exhibits and the views from the terraces. Certainly does capture the sense of medieval times and imagery. Be sure to go outside and view the Hudson from the terrace area. Do note there are stairs and walkways up a hill to get there from the subway. I believe a bus also has a stop at the top.
Written 11 November 2022
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The Martians
Hudson River Valley, NY22 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Stunning Catholic imagery! A great stop for devoted Catholics. I felt like I was in medieval Europe. There are a lot of stairs, not stroller friendly. The traffic on the GW is a pain on the way out… but it was worth it!
Written 25 October 2022
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Susie M
Atlanta, GA13 contributions
Oct 2022
do not miss this! What an a fabulous place. It's a schlep on the subway but not hard to get there, as long as you have time and then a walk through gorgeous Fort Tryon Park overlooking the Hudson River. We took an Uber back which took less than 30 minutes. The gardens are beautiful and each room more impressive than the next. And we did the free one hour highlights tour which was great. If you are up for a long day, admission here and The Met are one ticket in the same day
Written 19 October 2022
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Rachel M
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand35 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
Loved this place. Exceeded my expectations from others reviews on here. I found the displays verY engaging and interesting and the gardens so peaceful! Yes it’s not huge like the other MET - but that’s a good thing as it’s not overwhelming. Also not as many people. I didn’t have a coffee at the tiny cafe but there is definitely one there but looks limited on food. I will post a map picture of how to get there as Fort Tyron doesn’t really tell you and there are lots of paths leading off. Also I would take the subway to 190th st and walk through the park that way. It’s relatively flat. If you go to Dykman st subway and walk back it’s shorter but uphill all the way.
Written 8 October 2022
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mariagloria
Houston, TX157 contributions
Oct 2022
Visiting The Cloisters was a highlight of our recent trip to NYC. It is well worth the trip to Washington Heights. It is situated on a hill overlooking Fort Tryon Park and the Hudson River. The beautiful stone building houses an impressive collection of Medieval art, including the famous unicorn tapestries. We visited on a Saturday morning and it was not crowded at all. The staff were polite and professional, and we enjoyed a light lunch at the outdoor cafe. This is a wonderful museum in a tranquil setting.
Written 6 October 2022
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EB-Cottage
Prescott, AZ114 contributions
Sep 2022
What an interesting, quiet place among trees, shrubs and flowers. The walk from the subway up the stairs was invigorating and well worth it. The exhibitions of European medieval art is outstanding, and the gardens with their many plants and herbs an inspiration.
Written 28 September 2022
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Ashely Fang
New York City, NY204 contributions
Sep 2021
The MET Cloisters has an extensive collection of medieval works of art. It's a truly immersive space to be in - there's even a gardening area where you can see what plants were referenced in art works. The guides are very knowledgeable and give great guided tours, and you can see the famous unicorn tapestries.
Written 15 August 2022
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Belinda H
New York City, NY45 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Such a beautiful gem tucked away in upper Manhattan! I’m not a huge museum person (can’t stay focused) but I am a sucker for architecture and loved how all these European artifacts were displayed in this lovely space. It is around an hour by train but so worth it! The surrounding area is also lovely and feels like you are not in NYC at all.
Written 3 August 2022
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Little Serger Girl
Bellevue, WA22 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
Beautiful 1200-1600’s relics. But the tour is not very ADA friendly. Too many stairs. No elevators (only for staff). WC patrons and arthritic knees be warned.
Written 11 July 2022
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