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Cathedral of Learning

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Neighborhood: North Oakland
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Address: University of Pittsburgh, 4200 5th Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
Phone Number: 412/624-6000
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What a beauty!

My dad went to pharmacy school here, so he showed us the building one day. It was beautiful inside and out. Don't forget to take in the view at the top!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Denise W
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Columbus, Ohio

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Columbus, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My dad went to pharmacy school here, so he showed us the building one day. It was beautiful inside and out. Don't forget to take in the view at the top!

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Jackson, California, United States
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136 reviews 136 reviews
69 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Take the elevator to the top and enjoy the view! There is no cost for the visit. We went to check out the different rooms, each dedicated to a different country. Then we took the elevator up to the top and what a view! Best of all, it's all free!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Historic, inspiring, artistic, beautiful grounds. A vibrant atmosphere.This building is inspiring in its architecture, the fact that it was built during the Great Depression, and by the presence of students pursuing their degrees and their dreams.

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Riverside
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Incredible old building which is part of university. The gothic inside looks like a cathedral. The rooms around the perimeter of the 1st and 3rd floor are themed by country. A lot of them look similar but the idea is unique. Can do it all in an hour- costs only $4.00.

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Dunkirk, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This Cathedral is beautiful. Every floor has something new to learn. You can go into these rooms, read about cultures of all. It is very serene.

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York, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews 78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We walked around and looked through the various classrooms that are decorated based upon a particular nationality (i.e. Russian room, French room, German room, etc...). Very interesting to see. It is my understanding that they actually use the rooms as class rooms at Pitt Univ. which would also be interesting to see.

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takeitallin14
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This building looks like it should be in Game of Thrones. It is like an old monastery that is perfectly clean and new. The ceilings and doors are amazing. If you like anything medieval, or have any interest in architecture, it is an absolute have-to-see while in Pittsburgh.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Built in the 1920s, this is one of the few gothic-style skyscrapers in the world. Rising to 42 stories of classrooms and offices, it is the tallest educational building in the western hemisphere. The first floor, with its high vaulted arches and columns created from Indiana marble, resembles a cathedral. When construction began in the 1920's, Pittsburgh was still basically... More 

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Medford, Massachusetts
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The lobby of the cathedral is a quiet, dimly-lit space with ample seating - great place to study or do some work. You can go up to the top floor for a great view of the city, or go through the Nationality Rooms on the first and second floors (the second floor rooms are locked, and only accessible through a... More 

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Pittsburgh
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I went to Pitt and used to have classes in the Cathedral on regular basis but it wasn't until I visited 10 years later that I fully realized how amazing that place it. You can walk through the nationality rooms, stop by the lecture room, and just wonder the halls. I would truly recommend visiting Cathedral of Learning as part... More 

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Address: Address: University of Pittsburgh, 4200 5th Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
Phone Number: 412/624-6000
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > North Oakland

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