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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 #9 of 91 attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Museums
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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 NEW

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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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92 reviews 92 reviews
41 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The place is an astounding living monument of a place of learning and it inspires one to visit the place again and again. The Nationality class room's design and upkeep is worth emulating by international universities. Prakash Acharya

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Richmond, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

You enter this high rise building and immediately you are in a castle like cathedral. Rather Hogwarts like and fun. Visit all the Nationality Rooms. It's worth it! The audio tour was $4.

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Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

If you are in Pittsburgh you need to stop by the University of Pittsburgh and take photos of the inside and outside the Cathedral of Learning. The best shots of the Cathedral is from the street where the bus stop is located if you want to fit the whole tower (depending on your camera). Inside, it feels like you in... More

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Charleston, West Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We hadn't been inside for a while so we wanted to go and we thought the child would be bored, but she thought she was inside a castle and enjoyed walking through the magic hallways. The view from the observation deck is not spectacular, but it's a pretty place to visit and doesn't take much time.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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64 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

You can see this Pittsburgh landmark from most areas in the city. Located on the main campus of the University of Pittsburgh, it is impressive and commanding. Inside are Nationality Rooms which are worth viewing and are open to the public.

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