We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Heinz Memorial Chapel

Address: 1212 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 (North Oakland)
Phone Number: 412-624-4157
Improve this listing
96%
Ranked #15 of 78 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Attraction details
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural

Hotels near Heinz Memorial Chapel

Write a Review

81 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    57
    21
    1
    2
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Butler, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montreal
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
North East, PA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Crashed a wedding rehearsal and enjoyed the pipe organ music. Beautiful architecture. Look for the spiral stairs.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Refton, Pennsylvania
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Stopped in during weekday morning, only ones there. Spectacular architecture and stained glass windows, with a helpful brochure at entrance. Try to attend a service or organ concert.

Was this review helpful? Yes
South Park, Pennsylvania, United States
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
45 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Our daughter got married here in May...such a beautiful cathedral...and they are so wonderful and helpful for the rehearsal and the day of the wedding..really make you feel welcome and at ease. Just a hint...she did not have flowers or a runner or anything...the cathedral itself is so beautiful and breathtaking nobody will notice those anyway.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is the most beautiful church I've seen in the U.S. Reminded me of Sainte Chapelle in Paris. The organ sounded great. If you can catch a concert it would be worth it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dunedin, Florida
Top Contributor
309 reviews 309 reviews
151 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This single spire solid structure evokes a sense of calm surrounded by the bustle of a college campus. Intriguing windows; lots of light

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reynoldsburg, Ohio, United States
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
29 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Great history and right next to the cathedral of learning. Built by Herons to honor his mother, this is a masterpiece of architecture. Beautiful inside and out, free to view.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
mashpee
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This visit combines well with the Cathedral of Learning. The stained glass windows are stunning! I recommend you combine with other sites in the area as this is a quick stop.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Royal Oak, Michigan
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
38 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The architecture is amazing! Heinz Chapel is open to the public. They offer interdenominational and specific religious services along with weddings and such. Stop in to check it out.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Heinz Memorial Chapel also viewed

 

Been to Heinz Memorial Chapel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Heinz Memorial Chapel staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?