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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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We were only able to see some of the rooms, which was a disappointment. I would call and see which rooms were open. Each room is so unique and interesting. It is hard to imagine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Louisville, KY
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Louisville, KY
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We were only able to see some of the rooms, which was a disappointment. I would call and see which rooms were open. Each room is so unique and interesting. It is hard to imagine theses are also teaching classrooms. Well worth the time and educational too.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The nationality rooms are on two separate floors. You will need a key to open some of them on first floor (third floor is free). The key is $4 and totally worth it. Make sure you get it on the first floor and don't forget your photo ID. They will give you audio guide and hold you ID. When you... More 

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Highland, Maryland
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189 reviews 189 reviews
84 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The building is great with a Hogwarts like feel, a slightly squinky gift shop and the classrooms are truly beautiful and historically fascinating (Just look when the Russian or German rooms were built for example) Much better than expected

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Pittsburgh
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88 reviews 88 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

After living in Pittsburgh for 40 years and having classes in this gothic building, I finally actually toured the Nationality Rooms and it was worth the wait. The tours were excellent, even though it was kind crowded. The history of each room and the Pittsburgh ethnic community that designed and funded it quite amazing, some rooms are nearly 80 years... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It is a great way to see classrooms from different cultures. Make sure you push the button by the door to get an audio tour with music.

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Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I went to Duquesne Universty a few years ago so I never appreciated the cathedral of learning. Now that both my kids go to Pitt I broke down and checked out the nationality rooms. It's really a microcosm of Pittsburgh's cultural past. To this day Pittsburgh celebrates its cultural diversity in many ways and these rooms are a way to... More 

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McMurray, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Went to the Nationality Rooms at the Cathedral of Learning to see them decorated for Christmas. Very impressed - not only with the decorations, but the rooms themselves. We did purchase the audio tour, but after a few rooms, we didn't use it. When you enter the different rooms, there are explanations posted on the wall about the history of... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Discover the hidden gems in the Cathedral of Learning each one unique and well worth visiting. A must during the Holidays.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Each room is decorated according to different countries. Christmas is the best time to o to see them decorated in each countries traditional Christmas decoration. Well woth the time

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As a former Pitt student used the Nationality rooms for classes and studying. At Christmas time, they transform into a native holiday celebration. There is a weekend where there is dancing, food sales, craft sales, music and other entertainment in the commons. Although crowded at that time, absolutely worth the visit.

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