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St. Anthony's Chapel

Address: 1700 Harpster Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (Downtown)
Phone Number: (412) 323-9504
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Ranked #24 of 78 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful chapel inside with all of the great statues and Stations of the Cross . also the many reliques that are gathered there. You felt very welcomed when you came into the church and the Docent Greg was very excited to show us the church. Only thing is it is hard to find the Chapel on Troy Hill... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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134 reviews 134 reviews
45 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Located in Troy Hills, 10 minutes outside downtown Pittsburgh, the chapel was built in the 1880's and renovated in the 1970's. It is a beautiful and serene facility that harkens back to a time when the Catholic Church served the needs of Pittsburgh's huge Eastern European ethnic communities. The chapel is home to a collection of over 7,000 reliquaries that... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I really enjoyed my time in here. great place to visit and pray. People were really nice and friendly. Cant wait to go again

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Chambersburg, PA
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119 reviews 119 reviews
18 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Take the time to find and visit St. Anthony's Chapel on the North shore. Participate in a tour by one of the volunteers. The history of all the many relics is very interesting, especially the story of St. Anthony's tooth. A moving experience!

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Westfield, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I've been waiting to visit St. Anthony's since I first learned about it 4 years ago. I found myself in Pittsburgh on my way to the Midwest and visited today. It was a huge disappointment. I love relics and go out of my way to see them. There are too many pieces in this collection, and they are displayed sloppily.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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121 reviews 121 reviews
74 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

St. Anthony's Chapel is out of the way from the other main attractions but it is worth it. It is only open from 1 to 4 according to the website, and I recommend getting there right at 1 to hear the tour speaker point out the most important relics like the piece of the True Cross and other amazing relics.... More

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277 reviews 277 reviews
105 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This shrine has numerous relics of saints and other Catholic figures. The Stations of the Cross are full statues and the church has wonderful stain glasses windows. The tour guide is informative and is passionate about the Catholic faith. This is a great place to take a pilgrimage.

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Canton, Ohio
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45 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I visited St. Anthony's Chapel for the first time last Saturday. I was somewhat concerned that I had made a wrong turn as I wound through very narrow streets. The Chapel is astounding with nearly 6,000 relics. The Stations of the Cross are awe-inspiring. The tour was excellent and gave a good perspective of the Chapel and its amazing collection.... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Had no idea this was in Pittsburgh! Tons of cool artifacts! However, getting a tour was difficult. The gift shop lady kept telling us someone was over there, but we couldn't find her, despite trying for 20 minutes. We bummed you couldn't take photos and it was hard to figure out what was what without a guide. It was extremely... More

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long island
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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Anyone with an interest in this site should review their website. It is amazing how this chapel is located in what seems like a lower middle class neighborhood. The stations of the cross were imported from Germany in the nineteenth century by a Belgium priest from a rich family. He also managed to secure a collection of relics that is... More

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