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Address: 4200 Fifth Avenue, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone Number: 412-624-6000
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Fantastic Tour With The Family

We toured with our children and they were enthralled! They loved each room and the story of each. They did not want the tour to end!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We toured with our children and they were enthralled! They loved each room and the story of each. They did not want the tour to end!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

While interesting all year round, tours about the ethnic Christmas traditions is even more so. If you can, take a guided tour, but even taped tours are very informative. We went to a nationality festival that kicked off the Christmas season a few years ago, but I couldn't find that this year. Other than being extremely crowded, was great for... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Rich in culture, architecture and a very authentic representation of the various countries. Located in the Cathedral of Learning and an information center with guided tours. Highly recommend. The landmark of the downtown and for the University of Pittsburgh.

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Waterloo, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The nationality rooms are within the Cathedral. I would love to take a class in this place. My only concern was there was not enough time to see an do everything.

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Xinzheng
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A real gem of a place inside the Cathedral of Learning in Pittsburgh. Each room is a functional classroom designed in authentic cultural design of a different country. My favorite was the the Syrian-Lebanon Room, one of only two that are not used for classes, but only because the decor is priceless. The English Room is the largest and features... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Excellant, but it will be important to go with a guide. Many rooms are locked and would be difficult to find without one. I went with a tour van and he knew much about each room. Most beautifully decorated in their culture's symbols. Chapel - gothic near by a good stop as well.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

When in Pittsburgh, you MUST visit these rooms on the 1st and 3rd floors of the Cathedral of Learning. Take the self-guided tour for $4. It is totally worth it! Enjoy and don't forget to choose your favorite room when you're done.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The Nationality Rooms are housed on the ground floor of the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh. These rooms are representative of many of the countries from which Pittsburgh's families have immigrated. The rooms are decorated to emphasize aspects of these various countries. The rooms show a lot about how the people lived there everyday lives. There is... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

What a unique place in the Pittsburgh University! About 30 classrooms are builded just like if you were in the country each of them is dedicated. Members of cultural communities in Pittsburgh gave their financial contribution to present the essence of their countries using that very original way. The visitors are learning a lot about each country when they enter... More 

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profgirl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The unique beauty of each room makes this site a lovely respite. The short narrations on the history of the room/country make the visit a pleasant educational experience. It is amazing to see these working classrooms. For me this is definitely a must see in a city full of delightful spots.

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Address: 4200 Fifth Avenue, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone Number: 412-624-6000
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > North Oakland
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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