The Cloisters

The Cloisters is a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe.  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. There are approximately five thousand works of art from medieval Europe, dating from about A.D. 800 with particular emphasis on the twelfth through fifteenth century.

Subway A to 190th St. Then take M4 bus to Fort Tryon Park-The Cloisters.
Bus M4 Madison Ave to Fort Tryon Park-The Cloisters.
Car Henry Hudson north to first exit after George Washington Bridge.

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  • The Cloisters
  • Fort Tryon Park
  • New York, NY 10040
  • (212) 923-3700
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