Tourist In Your Own Town

Tourist In Your Own Town #32 - The Cloisters Museum & Gardens

Take a look inside The Cloisters Museum & Gardens, a branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art, architecture, and artifacts of medieval Europe. The Cloisters is located in the midst of Fort Tryon Park in Upper Manhattan, overlooking the Hudson River.

The museum opened to the public in 1938 and was designed by architect Charles Collens to resemble a French Romanesque abbey. John D. Rockefeller Jr. donated the area for the park, the building and much of the collection.

Designated a City Landmark in 1974, The Cloisters Museum & Gardens is your chance to visit Europe without buying a plane ticket.

Watch the video, and then plan your visit.

website: metmuseum.org/cloisters
phone: 212.923.3700

Thank you to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Tourist In Your Own Town #32 - The Cloisters Museum & Gardens from New York Landmarks Conservancy on Vimeo.