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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 #9 of 92 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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Baltimore
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We took a tour of the nationality rooms in the Cathedral of Learning. U Pitt uses most of these rooms as classrooms. Most of these rooms are constructed with materials from the particular country and by craftsmen from the country. The Turkish room has a panorama of the Bosphorus. The seats, which have a design like the top of a... More

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new mexico
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82 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I can't think of any other place in the US that has 28 different rooms representing as many countries and done so tastefully. Each room (with one or two exceptions) includes some sort of classroom setting and includes art and decor from that country. Another reviewer commented that some are very beautiful; others not so much so and I agree.... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I loved going here. I took my Girl Scout troop for Christmas. The rooms were decorated with that country's traditional Christmas decorations. It was fantastic.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I have gone to the Cathedral of Learning to see the Nationality Rooms several times as a PIittsburgher and taken my relatives when they come to visit as well. It's really interesting. Some of the rooms are really beautiful and some not so much, but learning about each country is pretty neat. Definitely a place that anyone visiting Pgh. should... More

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Juneau, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I had a wonderful time wandering the rooms and listening to the information on each country. I should have aloud myself more time but I enjoyed my visit overall.

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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The rooms depict various nationalities some are just plain gorgeous while some are just plain. I had the tour with the headsets..theres so many rooms ..I got room fatigue ...LOL

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Forest Hill, Maryland
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9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Part of our Lenzer Tour of the city was a stop at the Nationality Rooms. We thoroughly enjoyed this part of the tour. We especially enjoyed seeing the rooms that coincided with our nationalities. The rooms are all assembled with materials from the country of origin and are spectacular! A don't-miss if visiting the university.

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Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

These are just beautiful. Each of the nationality rooms are decorated to represent the nation they were based on. They are simply stunning and would make a great rainy day activity while in Pittsburgh. And they are inside the Cathedral of Learning, which should be seen also. Breathtaking.

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Lumby, Canada
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The Nationality Rooms are located in the Cathedral of Learning on the campus of the U of Pittsburgh. These rooms reflect about 34 different countries and are terrifically enjoyable to visit. Each room displays the motif and culture of a specific country and contains artwork and items that reflect life in that country. Each country has it's own theme whether... More

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a favorite Pittsburgh place of mine. If you have interests in other cultures, languages, art or architecture you will love taking a tour if the a nationality rooms. The rooms are often in use dung the day so without a tour it is difficult to see them. Each room is designed and created by the septic people the... More

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