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The Nationality Rooms

4200 Fifth Avenue, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 (North Oakland)
412-624-6000
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Ranked #7 of 86 attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

I've never expected to see this fantastic building , is a very nice surprise and beatifull. Very comfortable place to visit.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I was a tour hostess at the Nationality Rooms. Each room has a theme that predates the US Constitution, as to keep politics out of the rooms. Literally millions of dollars are spent to bring out the best of each culture, and there are one of a kind artifacts in each. You can take the tour for free, or with... More

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Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This is one of those hidden gems that few people know about. As far as I could tell, I was the only person walking through at the time. I highly recommend a stop here. First of all, it's free other than parking. Second, each room is so unique! I went during a time when classes were taking place so I... More

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Go check this out! So very cool. They give you a key, a map, a recorded tour, and let you set your own pace. If I lived in the area, I'd frequent this place -it's that neat.

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I had no idea what to expect at the Cathedral of Learning Nationality Rooms. I didn't know that each room's architecture and craftsmanship represented its respective country!! Each room was gorgeous and educational. So cool that people actually take classes in here! You have to go to the visitors office to get your keys/audio tour. The lady there was a... More

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Authentic period furnishings combined with stained glass and sculpted wood provided unforgettable glimpses of everything from 5th century BC Greece to 18th century Ukraine. Each room designed by the countries they represent. Highly recommend.

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Cleveland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I was a bit underwhelmed by these rooms. Coming from Cleveland with our famous cultural gardens, I felt there was room for growth and development with these "nationality rooms". Some of them seemed so reductive as to be stereotypes. For example, African history and cultural cannot be distilled into one room and do justice to the many countries and traditions... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Nationality Rooms in the Cathedral of Learning have always been a great destination point as well as a learning experience for history buffs of all ages. As an Alumni of the University it was the different heritages represented in great detail through the 27 rooms depicting every tradition from Arab to Scottish that 1st caught my attention as a... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Lots of entertainment viewing the Nationality Rooms at the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh ... they were decorated very nicely for the Christmas season ... and it is all free

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West New York, New Jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I wish we would have planned more time for this. The rooms are so beautiful this should take 2-3 hours. Each room is unique and decorated to country of origin. Many are used as small lecture halls so check times and go when you can see all of them! Gorgeous building!

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