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Empire State Building

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The Met Cloisters

Empire State Building and The Met Cloisters are both highly recommended by professional travelers. On balance, Empire State Building scores significantly better than The Met Cloisters. Empire State Building is ranked #3 in New York City with praise from 8 reviewers including Not For Tourists, Lonely Planet and Fodor's.

Empire State Building and The Met Cloisters are both highly recommended by professional travelers. On balance, Empire State Building scores significantly better than The Met Cloisters. Empire State Building is ranked #3 in New York City with praise from 8 reviewers including Not For Tourists, Lonely Planet and Fodor's.

tripexpert score
98
#1 in New York City
location

350 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10118

endorsements
  • 10 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    With the tragic demise of the World Trade Center, this symbol of New York is again the city's most recognizable skyscraper and, at 1,050 feet, its tallest.

  • 8

    Condé Nast Traveler

    One of the city's most beautiful—and popular—attractions, with thousands of people visiting every day. Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    The Empire State Building is an art deco monument to progress, a symbol for New York City, and a star in some great romantic scenes, on- and off-screen. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    There’s no better introduction to New York than a visit to the Empire State Building... the apex of the New York skyline. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    The Empire State Building – actually a very glorified office building – is the most famous member of the New York skyline. Full Review →

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#12 in New York City

Fort Tryon Park, New York City, NY 10040

  • 11 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    The Cloisters is a series of medieval passageways reconstructed from French monasteries and incorporated within a modern museum.

  • 8

    Condé Nast Traveler Tick Editor's Pick

    Devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe, the Cloisters is a series of medieval passageways reconstructed from French monasteries. Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's

    The Cloisters Museum and Gardens, which shelters the medieval collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is a scenic destination in its own right. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 33

    If it weren’t for this branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, many New Yorkers would never get to this northernmost point in Manhattan. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    On a hilltop overlooking the Hudson River, the Cloisters is a curious architectural jigsaw, its many parts made up of various European monasteries and other historic buildings. Full Review →

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