The Cloisters is a medieval museum and part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Located in Washington Heights, the Cloisters’ remote location away from the Museum Mile on 5th Avenue and the Met itself causes fewer crowds and less noise. This works well considering the Cloisters is built from parts of European abbeys. Visitors can enjoy the quiet gardens, the Gothic arches in the courtyards, and the reverent chapels recreated from their original medieval Europe locations. Because of this, the Cloisters gives its guests a chance to take a break and visit a world quite the opposite from busy New York City outside its grounds.