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Cleopatra's Needle

Upper East Side at 81st Street., Central Park, New York City, NY
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Upper East Side at 81st Street., Central Park, New York City, NY
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most people don't realize the obelisk even exists. It was installed to great fanfare and then forgotten. If you have never seen an obelisk this is a great one to see. The easiest way to find it is to walk around the Met on the...More

Thank Anna911
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting attraction as such an ancient object was moved into Central Park. Sign helps to explain the history including how it was moved to it's current location.

Thank JDubsFR
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Simply amazed that a genuine Egyptian obelisk dating to 1600 BC can actually exist in Central Park. One of the most interesting and very cool treasures in this city full of endless things to discover.

Thank JennAndDeanGo2Dinner
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

One of two obelisks relocated from Cairo. The twin monument is in London. I found this to be one of the most interesting things I visited in Central Park.

Thank ElJefedeDiablo
Reviewed 1 December 2016

The only Egyptian Obelisk in the United States is located in New York’s Central Park behind (or in the front depending on how you look at it) the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This is a fantastic example of an ancient Egyptian obelisk. An obelisk is...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely peaceful little spot, the monument, not the restaurant as some reviews seem to have confused. If you like your Egyptian history- it's worth a look.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Compared to most of Central Park this was a really quiet spot that didn't seen to attract too many tourists. A fascinating story and great to see such an old relic. Well worth a visit

Thank eek-i-saw-a-mouse
Reviewed 25 August 2016

With this one piece of statuary we got a lesson in Egyptian hieroglyphics from this genuine Egyptian monument brought here from its original location in Egypt. From ground level it is difficult to see the entire surface, but for a very good view, take your...More

Thank LWL3333
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Two secrets, actually. The first: the hill the needle stands on is called Greywacke Knoll but the needle stands on granite and the knoll is not made of greywacke; greywacke is a kind of relatively soft sandstone. Instead, the knoll is named after the Greywacke...More

Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Cleopatra's Needle, an authentic Egyptian obelisk, is a Central Park landmark, located behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It makes sense, given that the Met is most famous for its Egyptian collection.

Thank MrSaturn64
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