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Cathedral of Learning

Address: University of Pittsburgh, 4200 5th Ave., Pittsburgh, PA (North Oakland)
Phone Number: 412/624-6000
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Ranked #6 of 82 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful architecture outside, and great interior rooms dedicated to different countries. Good history of the construction; great views from top of tower.

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167 reviews 167 reviews
88 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Go here - go out of your way to go here. This is such an amazing place. My mom had been a hospitality tour guide in the 50's so we had an awesome time revisiting something familiar from her past.

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Lusby
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The Nationality Rooms are in the Cathedral of Learning. The Christmas time tour is very pleasant. The tour guide recommended the special activities the first weekend in December.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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85 reviews 85 reviews
19 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

After visiting the Cathedral, all I could do was wish I could be back in school... What a cool place to study, eat or hang out. The highlight (if you can't make it up to the top) is the tour of the world -- via classrooms -- that you can take on the ground level. Behind each door lies a... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
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75 reviews 75 reviews
14 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This has to be one of the most unique buildings you will ever visit. It is the second tallest college building in the world after one in Moscow. The first floor hall reminds me of a Gothic cathedral, but it is a large study and event hall. The highlight of a visit is the 29 nationality rooms, one for each... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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951 reviews 951 reviews
460 attraction reviews
276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My husband and I didn't get there at a time when we could go in, but from the looks of the outside, I'm sure it's impressive! Hope to go back again.

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Stow, OH
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

To get the full value of a visit you'll want to spend more than an hour checking out the different ethnic classrooms that surround the main floor of the cathedral. Each room has information about the architectural features on display and why they were chosen by the host countries representative(s). Simply gorgeous and fascinating!

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Loved the rooms dedicated and decorated according to different countries and cultures located on the first and third floors of the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh. There is lots to see here. The rooms are very well done.

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Harrisburg
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A truly great building in an unlikely locale. The cultural/ethnic classrooms in the lower levels are incredible and quite varied. The main room on the gorund floor is quite huge with tall,vaulted "cathedral" ceilings with subdued lighting, reminiscent of a different century. Take the tour; it's well worth it.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Each of the rooms represents a different ethnic group and presents its own challenges and opportunities to Univ Pitt professors as all but two of the rooms are active classrooms

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