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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 #20 of 91 attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
53 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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110 reviews 110 reviews
53 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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USA
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96 reviews 96 reviews
24 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We did not have time for a tour, but there are written guides inside the entry door for visitors. It is a breathtaking space and if you only have a few minutes to enjoy and reflect it is worth it.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My wife and I got married there 21 years ago and went back for the chapels 75th anniversary in November of 2013. It is still just as beautiful as ever.

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