The Cloisters

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The Cloisters is the medieval outpost of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Overlooking the Hudson River, it is a deeply relaxing and spiritual place. The interlocking cloisters are faithful reconstructions of five French monasteries. They were erected between 1934 and 1938 on a site offered by John D. Rockefeller Jr. The museum here is devoted to medieval architecture and European art. The gardens are as beautiful as the chapels and cloisters.

Location:  99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tyron Park

Business hours:  Mar-Oct - Mo-Su 10:00 a.m.-5:15 p.m., Nov-Feb - Mo-Su 10:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m.