The Cloisters is a special museum in Washington Heights operated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art that houses their collection of medieval Eurpoean art, architecture, and gardens. Built in the 1930s by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., The Cloisters building is one of the most unique in the City, incorporating pieces of medieval European ruins directly into the structure.
The museum is home an amazing collection of artistic works, architecture, and gardens from medieval Europe, and is split between Romanesque and Gothic styles. Visitors can expect to see approximately Two thousand works on display, with everything from metalwork and enamels to tapestries and stained glass. While the Cloisters are beautiful at any time of year, they are especially breathtaking during the summer.
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