"The Cloisters" Upper West Side Tip by FreeCloud

Upper West Side, New York City: 30 reviews and 73 photos

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"On a wooded site atop a rocky hill in Fort Tryon Park, overlooking the broad sweep of the Hudson River, the Cloisters is an unsurpassed bastion of medieval European art, housed in a monastery complex. Visitors flock here to enjoy the recorded medieval music that plays in the background while they lose themselves in the shadowy halls and anterooms among rich displays of metalwork, manuscripts, sculpture, stained glass, paintings, altarpieces, and other religious artifacts of the 10th to 16th centuries. Don't miss the Treasury and the world-famous Unicorn Tapestries.

Tues.-Sun. 9:30-5:30(March-Oct.),
Tues.-Sun. 9:30-4:45(Nov.-Feb.)

Admission $10"

Address: Fort Tryon Park (Fort Washington Ave. above W. 190
Directions: www.ny.com/museums/cloisters.html:
"Subway: A to 190th St; then bus M4 Madison Ave to Fort Tryon Park-The Cloisters.
Car: Henry Hudson north to first exit after George Washington Bridge. "

Phone: 212-923-3700
Website: http://www.ny.com/museums/cloisters.html

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 29, 2003
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