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St. Anthony's Chapel

1700 Harpster Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (Downtown)
(412) 323-9504
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Ranked #23 of 94 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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132 reviews 132 reviews
44 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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
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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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109 reviews 109 reviews
18 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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29 reviews 29 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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55 helpful votes 55 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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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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43 attraction reviews
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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
12 helpful votes 12 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
38 helpful votes 38 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
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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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