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Heinz Memorial Chapel

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Address: 1212 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone Number: 412-624-4157
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Beautiful College Chapel

Gorgeous chapel, with ornate carvings. Apparently there is a long waiting list for weddings for Pitt alumnae/i and local residents. Located directly across from the University of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous chapel, with ornate carvings. Apparently there is a long waiting list for weddings for Pitt alumnae/i and local residents. Located directly across from the University of Pittsburgh's much taller Cathedral of Learning which is not a religious center. Good to see both buildings in one trip. The Heinz Memorial Chapel has some lovely things in their gift shop that... More 

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Warren, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent architecture! Beautiful building with a great view located on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. Centrally positioned for ease of access. Parking can be challenging.

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

There is not too much to actually see here, since it is simply one big room, but a beautiful and elaborate church/chapel with gigantic stained glass windows and a very steep ceiling. Definitely worth a brief visit.

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Hyderabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Avoid weekends, as the place is oh so crowded as it seems to be a fav destination for marriages... otherwise, take your time to walk around and appreciate the beauty and calm of the place.

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This chapel across the Cathedral of Learning is an amazing place primarily due to the towering stained-glass windows that features various virtues using people from the American history, the saints and biblical characters. The sound of the pipe organ is beautiful filing-up the whole place.

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Warren, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This non-denominational chapel on the U. of Pittsburgh campus was built in the 1930s as a memorial to the Heinz family patriarch. The singular most impressive feature to me was the stained glass windows - arguably the most beautiful I've ever seen (and I've seen a lot!). The subjects of the windows are figures from history, the arts, and Christianity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Stunningly beautiful Chapel modeled on Sainte Chapelle in Paris. Beautiful stained-glass windows. A must-see if you are visiting Oakland.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a beautiful building with stunning royal blue stained glass windows. Unlike many churches, the windows commemorate individuals and history, not simply religious figures. I stumbled on this one day years ago as a graduate student at Pitt and love to go back and see it. It is a beautiful place for weddings and concerts. There is a schedule... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

There is not much to say about this place! It was closed the day we were at the museum across the street, and we made a trip all the way across town to see it the next day. If was worth it! The stained glass is absolutely incredible!!!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Thank goodness for the Heinz Family and the vision to build this house of worship. You can go and "visit" or pray or meditate on your own. Take a tour! Spend lots of time studying the stained glass windows...the history in them! Biblical figures, historic figures, literary figures, artists!

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