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"The Met," as New Yorkers affectionately call it, is our Louvre. Its gargantuan halls of Egyptian, Roman, Greek discoveries never cease to capture the imagination. Docents lead guided tours, or... Read More
"The Met," as New Yorkers affectionately call it, is our Louvre. Its gargantuan halls of Egyptian, Roman, Greek discoveries never cease to capture the imagination. Docents lead guided tours, or venture on your own with audio headsets. Make no mistake, New Yorkers take their art seriously as do out-of-town visitors, which is why The Met is the number one attraction in the entire city. Lectures and Friday-night concerts transform the mezzanine into a perfect date venue. The Temple of Dendur just celebrated its 50th Anniversary at home at The Met Fifth Avenue. The Cloisters, nestled in Fort Tyron Park in Northern Manhattan is home to the museum's incomparable medieval art collection including the enigmatic Unicorn tapestries. Just when you thought the "The Met" could not get bigger or better, it now includes the Whitney's former digs at the Breuer Building on Madison Ave. and 75th St. All three locations boast fabulous shopping opportunities particularly post-Christmas sales.
- Sun-Thu: 10am-5:30pm
- Fri-Sat: 10am-9pm
- Adult $25; Senior (65+) $17; Student $12; Child (0-11) Free
- Museums: "Ask about free daily guided tours and same-day admission to The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer (closed Mondays), and The Met Cloisters that is valid for up to one year after purchase. Save time with advance ticketing online or through Expedia or Travelocity."
- Best for Museums Because: Home to more than two million works of art, at 145 years old, The Met is NYC's indisputable grande dame and its number one attraction.