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The Nationality Rooms

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Address: 4200 Fifth Avenue, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone Number: 412-624-6000
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Beautiful!

Wow! These rooms are so interesting they're all decorated differently, but equally as beautiful. I had no idea what was here, so I'm glad someone told me to try it out!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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660 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Wow! These rooms are so interesting they're all decorated differently, but equally as beautiful. I had no idea what was here, so I'm glad someone told me to try it out!

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Glendale, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

These rooms are in the Cathedral of Learning and most are actually used as classrooms. Some have very uncomfortable seats, so I'm not sure how students sit for an hour. Some rooms are used for meetings. They are all decorated based on a nationality.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

On a cold, winter day, with nothing to do, I ventured into the Cathedral of Learning on the Pitt campus. Little did I know that I would stumble upon the history of so many different countries in one very special place! Each room is decorated in the tradition of its namesake country. Charming, enlightening, perfect, quiet and beautiful afternoon.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Was able to share this with my fiance using the tape and wall buttons for narration. We saw more rooms than I've ever had access to in the past due to rooms in use or remodel. Loved it!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This was a throwback for me having went to Pitt but was ew for my wife. It was a good experience and educational. Each room is well decorated and the audio tour was very informative. It was a little odd that we were given a key to open and lock each room. Awkward in the sense that some people who... More 

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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Take the $4.00 self-guided tour with recorded descriptions of each room. Amazing that these beautiful unique rooms are used today for classes at the U of Pitt. Each room is decorated in the style of a different country in a historical era. Only disappointment is that the Gothic style beautiful adjacent chapel is closed until June for renovation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Great place to go if you have time in Pittsburgh. It is very accurate in showcasing the different cultures of the world. You are able to guide yourself at your own pace and the doors can lock so no one can enter. When I went, there were only 4 other groups so we were able to enjoy the rooms. They... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Each of these 30-some rooms in the Cathedral of Learning is decorated in the style and motif of a different country. Each is simple and handsome, reflecting the country's essential design style and elements. Nothing like it anywhere else I've been.

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Shaker Heights, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

It was interesting to see the different classroom styles and hear where the designs and artifacts came from. Some of the narratives are a bit long and loud. Teen son was unimpressed so probably a good thing we couldn't see all the classrooms. If you want a full tour go at the weekend or when school is out

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Visiting the Nationality Rooms is an amazing way to see some of the best parts of the world's cultures, all from one building! Pay one price and you can walk through Austria, Hungary, Germany, Russia and more. Each room is a classroom designed like a different nationality, and each room is uniquely and equally breathtaking. Note that not all the... More 

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