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Cathedral of Learning

University of Pittsburgh, 4200 5th Ave., Pittsburgh, PA (North Oakland)
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Ranked #11 of 88 attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Museums
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

When a new Chancellor arrived at the University of Pgh., he decide to create a school facility that would attract attention. The Cathedral serves as a classroom facility as well as a museum dedicated to various immigrant cultures who live and work in Pgh.

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Ft Wayne, IN
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a wonderful building, on campus and in a neighborhood of great architectural history. Check it out!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This builiding is a really excellent surprised!!! You'll find lot ot people studing and the architecture is very nice and sofisticated, the rooms are amazing! You must go!

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Cold Spring, NJ
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201 reviews 201 reviews
57 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The Cathedral of Learning has to be one of the most unusual sights that you will see on a university campus. From blocks away on Forbes Avenue you see a tall, narrow skyscraper on the Pitt campus, and can't help but wonder what it could be. My wife and I were exploring the campus buildings along Forbes Avenue. When we... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Exploring the Cathedral of Learning is a fantastic way to spend an afternoon. From the ornate Nationality Rooms to the interior decor of the great halls, this is a site not to be missed. There is a food court in the basement for refreshments if you're famished on your tour of Oakland. Students will likely be studying or doing group... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

An amazing place, very picturesque. I ended up doing a 'stair climb' alongside some locals. it's a bizarre thing. especially in the winter some very friendly locals meet up Monday and Wednesday evenings at 19.00 and climb the stairs (36 floors), and then go for noodles.

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West New York, New Jersey
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This is the building that hosts the Nationality rooms a perfect must see please read reviews! A unique experience 2-3 must see if you like architecture!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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165 reviews 165 reviews
25 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

One of the few academic buildings in the country worth visiting for history and architecture. From the nationality rooms to the upper level, see as much of the build as you can.

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Brisbane, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This place is unbelievable and nothing like any university I have ever seen. The building is magnificent. My young kids felt like they were at hogworts. We viewed a few of the nationality rooms also which was great. I would love to back with a little more time.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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81 reviews 81 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This tower is quite impressive from the outside but inside it's so much more. The lobby areas and common room are almost something out of Hogwarts but once you start exploring the international rooms (a rental key required at cost for some rooms), it's astounding. Rooms feature architecture and cultural highlights of a variety of countries and ethnicities. Rooms on... More

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