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This amazing museum is a series of medieval ecclesiastical buildings set around beautiful fragrant gardens, all amidst the beautiful riverside Fort Tryon Park, right at the top of Manhattan on the West Side. It is a museum of medieval art, but even if that’s not your thing, you can’t help but be enchanted by this anachronistic structure that provides a cool, peaceful setting from the teeming streets of New York. It’s well worth the trip up to 190th street; on your way back down, stop off at the glorious Cathedral of St John the Divine (and pop into the Hungarian Pastry Shop opposite for delicious cakes and coffee), which will also surprise you as it seems totally out of place in its suburban surroundings. – Rachel