Catch Up at the Cloisters
A branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cloisters is no ordinary museum. For starters, it was constructed from parts of five cloistered abbeys from Catalan, Occitan and French origins that were disassembled stone by stone and then shipped from Europe to New York to be reconstructed and integrated with the newer buildings by simplifying and merging the various medieval styles. Apart from the stunning mix of medieval architectures, ornate gardens and fountains, The Cloisters also is host to an extensive collection of statues, paintings, stained glass windows and tapestries. Located less than ten minutes from our Washington Heights hotel, it's the quickest way to get a taste of the Middle Ages in modern-day New York.
Address: Fort Tryon Park, New York City