High on a hill at the northern tip of Manhattan reigns the Cloisters (212/923-3700, www.metmuseum.org, 9:30 a.m.–5:15 p.m. Tues.–Sun., closes at 4:45 p.m. Nov.–Feb., suggested admission adults $20, seniors $15, students $10, children under 12 free), a magical “medieval monastery” with wonderful views of the Hudson.
Financed in 1938 by John D. Rockefeller, the Cloisters house the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s medieval collections.
Incorporated into the building are the actual remains of four medieval cloisters, transported here from Europe and the museum’s most prized possessions, its 16th-century Unicorn Tapestries.
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