The Cloisters Museum located in Upper Manhattan is dedicated to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. It an extension of The Metropolitan Museum of Arts. The two hour train ride from Brooklyn to the northern tip of Manhattan was the easy part. It was finding the museum amongst the numerous trails in Fort Tyron Park that was a bit tricky. There are plenty of trails to explore and if you’re up for a little adventure. There are also plenty of smaller trails to get lost in.
Admission to The Cloisters is a suggested donation of $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students. Kids are free. (Lucky rug rats.) Depending on how long you linger, you can view the entire museum in 2-3 hours. It might take some more time if you decide to take in the sun out on the terraces.
I highly suggest visiting in April, May and early June. You’ll avoid the hoards of tourist and the kids aren’t out of school yet. You’ll also be able to enjoy the luscious plants and flowers in full bloom. The cafe is usually open by then so you can enjoy a nice refreshing drink and a bite to eat while you take in the scenery outside.
Below are some of my favorite photos taken at The Cloisters. You can see the full album here.
Full album here.