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St. Anthony's Chapel

1700 Harpster Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (Downtown)
(412) 323-9504
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Ranked #15 of 91 attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
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Canton, Ohio
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

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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25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

How wonderful to have this chapel in Pittsburgh. It is such an interesting place, with it's history, relics and the feeling of serenity one gets from being there. There are taped tours that tell the story of it's being built and the interesting relics it holds. Great place to take a visitor too.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The church is beautiful. Tours are informational and interesting. The amount of relics is amazing! The shop has a variety of merchandise at good prices.

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Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The tour guide called in sick the day we decided to visit this chapel high up the hills in downtown Pittsburgh. With ample parking and in a quiet neighborhood, this Chapel was built, I heard, from the 1880s... The stations of the cross on both sides of the church are life size. Unfortunately, you are not allowed to touch them... More

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

St Anthony's, a small but elaborate chapel houses the largest collection of religious relics in the world outside of the Vatican. When you go, you can get a personal tour by a guide or just look around yourself. I recommend the guide, they give the history of the chapel and the priest who saved the priceless relics and built then... More

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