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St. Anthony's Chapel

1700 Harpster Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (Downtown)
(412) 323-9504
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Ranked #21 of 91 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
Most recent review
- Aug 15, 2014
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Chambersburg, PA
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110 reviews 110 reviews
18 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
64 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Cincinnati
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221 reviews 221 reviews
75 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
37 helpful votes 37 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Despite having lived in Pittsburgh for 24 yrs I only recently discovered this gem when my son's confirmation class made a trip to Fr. Mollinger's reliquary. The chapel is delightful and the relics irrespective of their provenance are spectacular. Well worth a detour to Germantown for any Christian. Although beautifully restored the catalog of relics could use a little work... More

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Rochester, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This was the one place I wanted to visit while in Pittsburgh. Over 5,000 religious relics, second only to the Vatican. It is absolutely stunning. The almost life size, hand carved from Italy Stations of the Cross are stunning. It is only open from 1-4 6 days a week and they do tours on the hour. We were crunched for... More

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Phillipsburg, New Jersey, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We went to Pittsburgh for a pilgrimage to St Anthony's chapel and it was well worth it. I was there for Good Friday Tenebre service and had a beautiful experience. We were going to go for the 3pm Stations of the Cross but it was so packed there was no room. The museum was closed when we got there.

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