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Heinz Memorial Chapel

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Neighborhood: North Oakland
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Address: 1212 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone Number: 412-624-4157

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A special visit to a beautiful place

I took visitors to our neighborhood on a short jaunt to Pittsburgh last fall and we wandered into Heinz Chapel just so that I could show them this beautiful chapel at the campus... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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indiana pa
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indiana pa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I took visitors to our neighborhood on a short jaunt to Pittsburgh last fall and we wandered into Heinz Chapel just so that I could show them this beautiful chapel at the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. We were pleased to discover that there was a docent who could give us a tour of the facility. there were young... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a not to miss visit when at the University of Pittsburgh. a beautiful gothic masterpiece. The stained glass windows are extraordinary, but just sitting in the tranquility of the chapel in the afternoon is a great way to get in touch with your inner peace.

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We heard the Pitt Chapel Choir for their Christmas Concert. The Choir consists of 50 students. They sang songs in four or five different languages. The quality was excellent.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I always try to visit Heinz Chapel when I am in Pittsburgh. It is a unique and gorgeous chapel. After years of visiting it and admiring it, my daughter was fortunate enough to get married there. It is also in a beautiful setting.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If your looking to have a small wedding ceremony, but want that wow factor, Heinz Chapel is the best place for it. It's where I will be having mine, thats for sure. Many of my friends have married here and it was always perfect. From what I understand they are easy to get along with as well.

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Largo, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is an amazing place to get married. It is completely nonsectarian so all religions invited to marry here. We were married here 25 years ago May 5. The architecture is amazing with stained glass and flying buttresses, When back in the 'burgh I visit it almost every time. If walking around Oakland it is one place not to be... More 

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The church is amazing. Our daughter wanted to have her wedding there, but no AC, and she got married in July. It is really something to see though.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Unfortunately we missed tour time, but this chapel is beautiful from the outside, and we even got a glimpse of the inside. We hope to be back!

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It feels somewhat "off" to see secular figures depicted in stained glass. But with sunlight streaming through, the windows are truly breathtaking.

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Montreal
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The stained glass windows were gorgeous, the atmosphere was quiet and hushed (I went on a weekday). Definitely worth a stop in.

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