The Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the architecture and art of medieval Europe, is located high on a hilltop overlooking the Hudson River. The ride up tyron park hill is like going back in time.

Opened in 1938, this modern structure built in medieval style incorporates chapels, sections of monastic cloisters, a chapter house, and other architectural elements, both religious and secular, dating from the 12th through the 15th centuries. It also has a dungeon filled with Medieval royal treasures.

To contact the Cloisters,
The Cloisters
Fort Tyron Park
New York, NY 10040

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Picture courtesy of R. W. H.