Address The Met Cloisters 99 Margaret Corbin Dr, New York, NY 10040, USA

Administered by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Met Cloisters is an American museum with a collection of medieval objects.

Surrounded by gardens, this timeless place brings together five European medieval cloisters. Designed by the architect Charles Collens, it was inaugurated on May 10, 1938. The cloisters in question are exact replicas of four French sites, namely the Abbey of Saint-Michel de Cuxa in the Pyrénées-Orientales, the Abbey of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert in Languedoc, the Abbey of Bonnefont-en-Comminges and the Abbey of Trie-sur-Baïse in Bigorre, and one Spanish site, the apse of the chapel of Fuentidueña. The objects collected tell the story of the medieval period. It is possible to admire tapestries from Flanders, a Romanesque cross acquired under Thomas Hoving, illuminated manuscripts, statues and stained glass. In 1996, Al Pacino shot sequences from his film Looking for Richard. Clint Eastwood and director Don Siegel also stopped here for the 1968 production of A Sheriff in New York. It hosts one of the key scenes in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story.

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