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Cathedral of Learning

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Neighbourhood: North Oakland
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Address: University of Pittsburgh, 4200 5th Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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+1 412-624-6000

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We learned of this place from a friend who doesn't even live here! It is now a go-to place for all our visitors to Pittsburgh. However, although we've gone on weekends, we have... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We learned of this place from a friend who doesn't even live here! It is now a go-to place for all our visitors to Pittsburgh. However, although we've gone on weekends, we have yet to see any of the rooms on the lower level. The website says they close at 2:30pm, but we've been there by 1pm and have not... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This "cathedral" has stunning architecture, both in the main hall and in the little themed rooms. When when when some places were closed for construction but the effect was still stunning. There is the requirement to climb stairs to get at the upper levels but it's worth the climb. The inside is heated, so it was a nice escape from... More 

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Westminster, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Nationality Rooms were decorated for Christmas and we enjoyed the docent describing the Christmas traditions of each country. I could just imagine being a student and having the opportunity to have a class in one of the rooms. They are beautiful representations of each nations architecture.. It is amazing that each country built and paid for their room.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful building for a great view of Pittsburgh! Take the elevators all the way up for an amazing view and a photo op. The architecture is also amazing, but make sure you don't get in the students' way!

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Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a visit after the Natural History Museum. Showing up at 4:45 is still a great chance to see some gorgeous gothic architecture, but it's a major fail when it comes to seeing the fantastic nationality rooms. The Irish room on the main floor has a small window that gives you a taste of the cool things you missed... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Pitt so am a little biased...took the family to see it and tour the international rooms. It's a cool way to spend a couple of hours and walk around Oakland.

Thank jenadove
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We should have allowed more time, there are so many rooms, with little time to linger. The tour itself went too fast.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ground floor of the Cathedral has these Nationality Rooms set up for visitors to visit, and they are a representation of a class room in other countries. The interior main floor is a classical medival castle room. Realy a cool place to check out, and the students do use these rooms for their classes.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of us had a very pleasant tour of several of the decorated nationality rooms. They were impressive, especially the early American room.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed near this fabulous attraction and enjoyed every minute. The inexpensive tour is very insightful and fascinating! The University of Pitt's classrooms resemble classrooms/political halls from around the world. After the tour, we walked the 2nd and 3rd floors to observe the unlocked classrooms (this part is self-guided). Also, take the elevator to the 36th floor to see breath-taking views... More 

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