The Cloisters

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The Cloisters is a museum in Fort Tryon Park in Washington Heights with an emphasis on medieval art and architecture from the Romanesque and Gothic periods, governed by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and financed by John D. Rockefeller. It's notable for its exterior, the Cuxa Cloisters, originally erected at the Benedictine Abbey of Sant Miquel de Cuixa from the northeast French Pyrenees in 878, its stonework moved to New York in 1907.


Borough Manhattan
Summary A medieval art and architecture museum with old world cloisters around its exterior.
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