The Cloisters is a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and features over three thousand pieces of European medieval art. Works date from the ninth through sixteenth centuries, including stained glass, and sculpture. The unicorn Tapestries that date to 1495 are some of the museum’s most famous pieces.
Three medieval cloisters have been reconstructed at the museum located in in fort Tryon Park in Northern Manhattan. The site overlooks the Hudson river and offers great views and a peaceful setting. A small cafe is open late spring through early fall and offers outdoor dining in the Trie Cloister and historical garden.
If you love European Art or are looking for a relaxing afternoon out of the hustle and bustle of the city, The Cloisters is worth the trip.