will close on Feb 27th.

Please save any personal content and exchange contact info with other members you?d like to stay in touch with. Thank you for your contributions to the VirtualTourist community.

"The Cloisters" Bronx Things to Do Tip by meganavery

Bronx Things to Do: 30 reviews and 83 photos

The Cloisters house the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection of art and architecture from medieval Europe. Best known for the beautiful tapestries on display, the Cloisters also offer architectural installations, a series of special programs, and fantastic views of the Hudson.

"Located on four acres overlooking the Hudson River in northern Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park, the building incorporates elements from five medieval French cloisters--quadrangles enclosed by a roofed or vaulted passageway, or arcade--and from other monastic sites in southern France. Three of the cloisters reconstructed at the branch museum feature gardens planted according to horticultural information found in medieval treatises and poetry, garden documents and herbals, and medieval works of art, such as tapestries, stained-glass windows, and column capitals. Approximately five thousand works of art from medieval Europe, dating from about A.D. 800 with particular emphasis on the twelfth through fifteenth century, are exhibited in this unique and sympathetic context."

Address: 190th Manhattan/Fort Tryon Park
Directions: 190th Manhattan/Fort Tryon Park--Technically the Fort Tryon is not in the Bronx but it's close enough that it might as well be! Sorry of any confusion.

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Apr 17, 2008
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse

More Things to Do in Bronx (1)


meganavery Used To Live Here!

Ranked Member
Member Rank:
1 2 9 5 6

Have you been to Bronx?

  Share Your Travels