The Metropolitan Museum of art has two parts to it, both equally outstanding. The museum is divided into the main building of the Met and the Met cloister.

The Met (Main Building)

When you enter through the magnificent gate of the Met into the Great Hall, there will be a counter to collect your tickets.

On the right side of the counter is the Metropolitan Museum of Art store from where you can collect souvenirs.

Upon entering the Halls, the Egyptian art gallery is situated on the right side while the Greek and Roman art are towards the left side.

The Michael C. Rockefeller Wing is connected to the Greek and Roman art section,  leading to the Modern and Contemporary Art section.

The restrooms are in the Modern and Contemporary Art section, beside the European Sculpture and Decorative Arts gallery.

In this section, itself is The Met’s very own cafe called the Petrie Court cafe.

If you move to the right of the Met, the Egyptian art section leads to the American Wing, which connects to the Arms and Armor gallery.

The Medieval Art section can be seen straight from the Great Hall.

The Museum is enormous, and finding your way through isn’t a piece of cake. Hence we suggest you use a map.

You can find a map at the ticket counter or can use the one attached below.

You could also get a guided tour to the Met, where a guide well-versed in the area navigates you through centuries of art.

Map link

The Met Cloisters map
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The Met Cloisters 

If you wish to visit the Met Cloisters from the building of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, it is located at a distance of 12 km, and cabs are the best way to get there.

The Met Cloister is famous for its medieval European art and architecture.

The Cloisters hold four reconstructed medieval cloisters from French monasteries, which serve as the architectural framework for the museum’s galleries.

This subpart of the Metropolitan Museum of art is a must-visit. You will feel as if you are in Europe while standing right in the middle of New York!

Like the main building, the Cloister holds a lot of important art pieces, which are only possible with a map.

Hence it is advised to use a map when visiting this museum.

Map link

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