"Visit the Cloisters in..." Fort Tryon Park & The Cloisters Tip by noahsdad

Favorite thing: Visit the Cloisters in Washington Heights. In the 1920s, a Rockefeller went around Europe buying up cloisters and reassembling them at the northern tip of Manhattan. The Cloisters are quiet and peaceful, and there's a medieval herb garden to enjoy. There's a treasure trove of medieval art. Even if you don't enjoy the period, the setting--in a park, on cliffs overlooking the Hudson--is beautiful. You have no idea you're in New York City.

Fondest memory: Waiting for the bus in the gently falling snow with my spouse to go see a Matisse exhibit.

Website: http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/forttryonpark

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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