When I see the word “ancient” I tend to remind my self that we don’t have anything in the US that usually falls in the category of ancient. I found this unique place while working in Miami a few weeks ago. I arrived at 4:05 and was informed that they officially closed at 4:00 but that I could pay half price and look around for the next 15-20 minutes. I took them up on the offer and enjoyed the quick look.
The Cloisters are part of St. Bernard de Clairvaux Episcopal Church and originally built in 1133-1144 in Sacramenia, Spain The out buildings of the Cloisters were purchased by William Randolph Hearst, disassembled, and sat in a warehouse for 26 years before reassembled in their current location.
You can read more about the history of the Cloisters at their website.
Click here to see a panorama of the inside of the Cloisters.