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The Nationality Rooms

4200 Fifth Avenue, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 (North Oakland)
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Ranked #9 of 78 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Cultural
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Type: Museums, Cultural
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

It was all set up genuine with no cutting corners. I have gone many times in the past. Now that I am in a wheelchair I discovered that not all the rooms are accessible and was unable to visit all the newer rooms.

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Pittsburgh, PA
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Whenever we have out-of-town guests, we make a point to bring them to the Nationality Rooms. They're unique (quite literally - each is different) and no place else has anything like this. It's educational, interesting and fun. If you have never been to Pitt's campus, this is a wonderful place to start. It shows you the diversity of the city... More 

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Elizabethtown PA
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

This was a very fun place to visit. Every room is decorated with beautiful ceilings, mosaics, and other artwork from the country represented.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Super neat for a city with such cultural diversity. A must see for visitors particularly for Christmas to see traditions of each countryy

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Tucson, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

the nationality rooms at the university of pittsburgh are incredible reminders of several cultures placed in a learning environment. european style classrooms with the decor of another land msut enhance the learning experience. the intricate woodwork and painting on the ceilings are exquisite. and this is just a small microcosm of a beautiful campus with other architectural sites.

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Toronto, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

when we went to this place and all i have in my mind is harry potter movie. the architecture and the classroom were impressive and huge. we really felt we went around the world. we enjoyed the place and it is for free too. if you want audio tour they offer it for a minimum price. it is a must... More 

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Yorktown, Indiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning is a rare and very unique academic building, even in an urban setting. Frank Lloyd Wright dismissed it (as he did most architecture other than his own) as "the world's largest keep off the grass sign," but it does have the effect of inspiring at least a little reverence. The International Rooms are... More 

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

The most impressive display of classrooms from different countries around the world and different eras. A must see in Pittsburgh.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

As a graduate of the Univ. of Pgh, I visited them and had classes in them. Gives us a very brief feeling of other nations.

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da burgh
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101 reviews 101 reviews
60 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

If you are visiting the 'burgh, you need to check out this area, the Strip district on a Saturday and the gateway clipper. The nationality rooms are actually rooms within the Cathedral of Learning. This is an active campus building of the University of Pittsburgh. You get to walk around and it's amazing. It's free. There is a gift shop.... More 

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