The Cloisters

The Cloisters

Sunday afternoon, we took the A train all the way up to the North of Manhattan. After getting out at 190th street, we crossed Fort Tryon Park and finally arrived at the Cloisters. Complete with a tower and portions of French cloisters, this is not something that you would expect to find in Manhattan.

It is a tribute to the art and architecture of the Middle Ages. I really enjoyed the lovely little gardens. Signs explain the different types of plants and what they were used for in medieval times. Inside, there are also some very beautiful stained glass windows and the magnificent and well known unicorn tapestries. The Cloisters are a bit hidden away, but this only serves to enhance the museum’s appeal. It is a great place to spend a sunny afternoon.

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