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Cathedral of Learning

University of Pittsburgh, 4200 5th Ave., Pittsburgh, PA (North Oakland)
412/624-6000
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Ranked #7 of 91 attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Museums
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Endicott, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My partner and I enjoyed touring the Cathedral of Learning's Nationality Rooms on the 1st and 3rd floors. For a small price you can purchase an audio tour which will allow you unlock the doors on the first floor, otherwise you can only go on the third for free. We purchased it, but were annoyed with people who entered the... More

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Oceanside, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Cathedral is an architecural marvel that makes you feel like you've entered a beautiful European Church from teh middle ages. What a treasure for University of Pittsburgh students to take classes in such a magnificent structure. It is surely a wonder of Pittsburgh and must be visited if you visit my hometown.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Go to the top (38th floor I think) and you can see for miles around. Join a Pitt tour and ride the elevator.

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San Francisco, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Awesome interior, looks like Hogwarts. Lots of seating. Nationality Room tours until 2:30. Elevators are confusing. Quiet, peaceful - be sure to get a picture of the building from across the street at the park! Good places for lunch over there too.

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Austin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I learned about the existence of this place from browsing Trip Advisor before our stay in Pittsburgh. It was a good stop to make right after visiting the Phipps Conservatory. If you are interested in architecture, education, or international culture, you will want to stop here. We were glad to have it as part of our two days in Pittsburgh,... More

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South Pole
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We spent some time (too short!) touring the Cathedral of learning after our Pitt tour. The cathedral is very beautiful from both the inside and outside. The international rooms as well are very interesting to look at. And a nice view from the 36th floor! I would highly recommend visiting this building.

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Cleveland Heights, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The stained glass windows and the various rooms were fascinating to look at. Each room was based on a country of the world. A treasure to see.

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Alexandria
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

An interesting and informative place. This is not a museum and is still in daily use. The nationality rooms and architecture make it well worth a visit.

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Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My travelers were all teachers and really enjoyed the architecture of the Cathedral. We took the bus for an inexpensive ride, but long ride. It was worth driving to see this place.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews 94 reviews
43 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The architecture is amazing, but don't expect it to be a museum, it is part of Pitt's campus, but it is as close to a museum as it can get. It is worth a visit!

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