The Cloisters is the branch of the Metropolitan Museum devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. Located on four acres overlooking the Hudson River. It is located in northern Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park. he collection at The Cloisters is complemented by more than six thousand objects exhibited in several galleries on the first floor of the Museum’s main building on Fifth Avenue. The collection at the main building displays a somewhat broader geographical and temporal range, while the focus at The Cloisters is on the Romanesque and Gothic periods. Renowned for its architectural sculpture, The Cloisters also rewards visitors with exquisite illuminated manuscripts, stained glass, metalwork, enamels, ivories, and tapestries.