On nearly the northern tip of Manhattan lies The Met Cloisters, which overlooks the Hudson River. And, as it is part of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, you can be certain this is a visit that is well worth the trip.
It's a museum that focuses on medieval Europe with an emphasis on art, architecture and gardens. There are more than 2,000 pieces of art and architectural elements that make up the museum that is split over two levels and includes gardens.
Although what's inside of the museum that is enough to warrant a trip here, it's the gardens that I really enjoyed. From walking the gardens that showcased a variety of plants where you could find herbs, fruits and vegetables to the gardens nestled within the Cuxa Cloister in the middle of the first floor, you will get a sense of being transported back to medieval Europe. Or, on a lighter note, you may even get a whim of a simpler way of life. As I strolled through the Bonnefont Cloister, I caught myself thinking back to when we grew some of our own vegetables when I was growing up in the Midwest. Oh memories.
Of course, what I find to be the true beauty of this museum is that it's unexpected. There were amazing views of the Palisades across the Hudson, the George Washington Bridge and, if you are lucky, you may spot some sailboats as well. To add to this, I recommend walking through Fort Tryon Park, either before or after your visit to add to the overall experience of your visit.
Even though you are still in Manhattan, you'll feel as if you are in a completely different place.
P.S. As you are visiting a museum, be sure to dress comfortable and layers are always a plus. On that note, be sure to stock up your fall wardrobe with some Adea Layering Tops.
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