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Address: 4200 Fifth Avenue, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone Number: 412-624-6000
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We got to the Cathedral of Learning rather late...maybe 3pm. They will give you access to locked classrooms up until 2:30, I believe. However, the third floor rooms were open... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We got to the Cathedral of Learning rather late...maybe 3pm. They will give you access to locked classrooms up until 2:30, I believe. However, the third floor rooms were open and it was fun to see how they were decorated and to listen to the "voiceovers" about what was in the rooms.

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York, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

These were very interesting to see, and well done. I understand that they are used as actual classrooms for Pitt Univ.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

It had everything from Heinz products to a section dedicated to Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. Old cars and inventions and patents that were made in and near Pittsburgh. One floor dedicated to kids and hands on play.

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Gothic, mysterious, cavernous, University of Pittsburgh, and ethnicity of the region championed. Pittsburghers built the University of Pittsburgh and they are honored by each nationality room. Arrange a tour or come during the holidays when the University has an open house. Each room is built as if the room was in the native country with artifacts from the country as... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Interesting glimpse into the nationalities and the culture of the people who settle in the area. Carnegie Library & Museum are across the street. Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a short walk across the bridge http://www.nationalityrooms.pitt.edu/content/touring-options-requesting-group-tours https://plus.google.com/u/0/+PhippsConservatoryPittsburgh/posts

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Los Angeles
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We went back to the Cathedral of Leaning to see the Nationality Rooms. They are all nice, but I have to say, I really wasn't into hearing about the wood or the details. Others may enjoy it more. We got there around 9 am. We paid $8 ($4pp) for a orange map and for a player that played information about... More 

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Ajax
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Just walking around the first floor of the Cathedral of Learning is worth the trip to the university; but the $4 self-guided tour of the Nationality Rooms is worth the trip to Pittsburgh. Visiting each room (and listening to the recorded guide) is like taking a journey. There are great photographs and background info at nationalityrooms.pitt.edu. Even if you just... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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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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Address: 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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