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Heinz Memorial Chapel

1212 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 (North Oakland)
412-624-4157
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Ranked #17 of 91 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Brantford, Ontario
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a great chapel to visit and pop in to see for a quick visit if you are in the Carnegie museum area. It is free of charge and there were no more than 3 people there when I attended - on a beautiful sunny day.

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Burlington, Vermont, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Our family stopped in on our way from the Carnegie Natural History Museum to The Cathedral of Learning. It was beautiful and worth a peek inside. The nice woman at the door was happy to be there answering questions. It is so nice to be able to visit and sit in the lovely spaces when so many are closed in... More

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Very modern chapel dedicated by the Heinz family. Stain glass is beautifully colourful and for those that find these places great to reflect on lives path this space, even though near a busy intersection, is a place of tranquility.

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Tega Cay, South Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Loved all the stained glass in this not so traditional cathedral. One of the staff pointed out the different characters in the stain glass (ex. Ben Franklin) - we assumed they were all religious figures. Simply beautiful inside!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Built as a wedding chapel, it sits on University of Pittsburgh open space property near the Stephen Foster Memorial and the Cathedral of Learning, the tallest Gothic structure in the USA (42 floors), and adjacent to the Carnegie Museum complex. Heinz Chapel is a wondrous place to visit and sit in silence in the light streaming through the elegant stained-glass... More

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Fort Thomas, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Stopped in the chapel and surrounding grounds. Beautiful design and setting. No service underway when we visited but walked through.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Recently went to another wedding at Heinz Chapel. The church is beautiful! I can see why it takes a year to book for a wedding. Definitely worth stopping by to see the church. They don't have Sunday services.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Non- denominational. Only services are weddings which are limited to one-half hour and closed to visitors. We were fortunate to be able to visit between scheduled events. Stained glass windows are the major feature of interest.

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

its a spectacular church, breathtaking especially in pictures. The staff is a lil military like, but i understand they have to keep things moving because its like back to back events.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

On the campus of the University of Pittsburgh, Heinz Chapel is a beautiful, majestic building that has been used for thousands of weddings and other functions over the years. Only a minute's walk from the Cathedral of Learning, these two facilities are worth the time to check out if you are in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. In fact, cross... More

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