6. The Cloisters, Upper Manhattan

CloistersMedieval gardens in front of the Cloisters

The Cloisters isn’t a functioning monastery of course, but this branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is in the style of a monastery and a reconstitution of various medieval buildings acquired from Europe.
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