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Visiting Harlem can sometimes be very surprising when you make stops at The Cloisters, Fort Tryon Park and also El Museo del Barrio to look around

Visiting Harlem

Mar 27, 2014

New York City is divided into many different neighborhoods and boroughs, and one interesting place to visit is Harlem, a well-known neighborhood in Upper Manhattan area. Harlem consists of several neighborhoods within that has different unique culture and history.

Things to see in Harlem in your chartered mini bus are like:

  • The Cloisters
  • Fort Tryon Park
  • El Museo del Barrio

The Cloisters and Fort Tryon Park

Located within Fort Tryon Park is a museum called The Cloisters, which incorporates different parts of five separate European abbeys that was disassembled and moved to New York City. The area around The Cloisters is surrounded with beautifully landscaped gardens planted specifically to include plant types obtained from medieval manuscripts and artifacts, and different medieval-style cloistered herb gardens.

Charter bus visitors can view more than five thousand European medieval works of art at The Cloisters, specifically art that dates between 12th to the 15th century. Some of the notable works are seven Flemish tapestries depicting The Hunt of the Unicorn, Robert Campin's Mérode Altarpiece, and the Romanesque altar cross known as the Cloisters Cross.

Around The Cloisters is Fort Tryon Park, a public park that features many walking paths and meadows that offers stunning views of the Hudson and Harlem Rivers. Rental bus visitors can also view the remnants of the C.K.G. Billings estate called the Fort Tryon Cottage, located close to the main entrance at Margaret Corbin Circle. This cottage was originally the gatehouse of the estate and you can still see remains of the driveway which is now a partially paved-over red-brick pathway near the entrance that continues down to a massively arched structure.

El Museo del Barrio

Simply known as El Museo, this museum specialises in Latin American and Caribbean art, with special emphasis on Puerto Rican works and community. There are more than 8,500 pieces of work that comprises of pre-Columbian and traditional artifacts, a large permanent Taíno exhibit, 20th century arts and crafts, graphics and popular media, Mexican masks, textiles from Chile and photographs and traditional art from Puerto Rico.

Some of the popular categories found at its permanent collections are:

  • Taino
  • Graphics
  • Modern & Contemporary Arts
  • Popular Traditions

For an easy trip around these places in Harlem, hire a rental bus at 1-800-304-1993. Call for a quote or to reserve a bus of your choice.

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