The Cloisters is a museum in Upper Manhattan, New York City specializing in European medieval architecture, sculpture and decorative arts, and is part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Its architectural and artistic works are largely from the Romanesque and Gothic periods.
The design, layout and ambiance of the building is intended to evoke a sense of the Medieval European monastic life through its architecture.
The museum contains approximately five thousand medieval works of art from the Mediterranean and Europe, mostly from the 12th to 15th centuries, that is from the Byzantine to the early renaissance periods, but also works dating from the bronze and early iron ages.
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