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Cathedral of Learning

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Address: University of Pittsburgh, 4200 5th Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
Phone Number: 412/624-6000

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Very interesting / unique place for students to learn. Class rooms are made to look like different places in the world. View from the top of Pittsburgh is not to be missed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Very interesting / unique place for students to learn. Class rooms are made to look like different places in the world. View from the top of Pittsburgh is not to be missed.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Don't miss the Nationality Rooms in this tower of learning - 30-some classrooms, each designed and decorated in the style of a nation -- Ireland, Israel, England, African nations, and many more. You can't go into the rooms if class is in session, but take a walk and come back to see the room later. The gift shop has affordable... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Nice place to kill a little time. We went into some of the country rooms that were opened. Would have been nice if more of them were (only two were when I went). Took the elevator up, but pictures aren't the greatest, as you have to photograph through a window. Glad there weren't many up there, as it could have... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Frank Lloyd Wright called this building 'an inverted mine shaft'. Hornbostle had a brilliant design for this campus, but others thought better. I am certainly glad that I didn't go to school here.

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Hollsopple, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I had the privilege of seeing this every day. It reminded me of my son because he will be graduating for Pitt in April 2015

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Alexandria, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The nationality rooms in the Cathedral of Learn were very interesting and impressive. If there are no classes in the rooms (which are located around the perimeter of the building on the 1st and 3rd floors), then you can open the doors and walk right in. Each room is clearly labeled with the national theme and has a card next... More 

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San Francisco, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

there are two different tramp that take you up the Mount Washington, choice wisely. Most nicer restaurant is on the red line. Try not to go up at night, it was so cold.

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Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

What a really neat building. Check out the Nationality Rooms then go to the 36th floor to get some amazing views of the city. A must when in Pittsburgh.

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Louisville, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

You have to see it to believe it. I am not sure I would be able to study in this room. I know I would be looking around at all the beauty.

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Treviso
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Take a tour inside the Cathedral. Enjoy the different way to spend your time at the University. Sorry, you don't have access to the upper terrace anymore.

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