Square or rectangular in shape and surrounded by covered passageways, a cloister is the nucleus of monastic life: an open-air courtyard with proximity to spaces that serve the essential needs of the community—chapter house, dormitory, refectory, church. Visit The Cloisters museum and gardens, the branch of the Met devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe, in Fort Tryon Park. #metmuseum #TheCloisters
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