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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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We really enjoyed our visit to the Cathedral. This was a wonderful start to our tour of Pittsburgh. We would definately recommend that it be added to your Summer bucket list!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our visit to the Cathedral. This was a wonderful start to our tour of Pittsburgh. We would definately recommend that it be added to your Summer bucket list!

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Baden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This building can be seen from most areas in close vicinity to the city. The architecture is amazing and the main floor is breathtaking.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This was a return visit to the fascinating Nationality Rooms, and we enjoyed it as much as our first. The central area of the Cathedral of Learning is magnificent, reminding us of something out of Hogwarts. We enjoyed wandering in and out of the locked rooms on the first floor, listening to the audio explanations (although the low volume on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Don't drive by this place! Stop in, there is ample street side parking on every side. Enter on the ground level and see where students get their mail and meals. Up one level is the Commons. WOW! This is a great place to fellowship or study or eat. We walked over to the street vendors by the carousel and had... More 

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Run through this gorgeous building, but take your own self guided tour. Doors are usually left unlocked to each of the Nationality Rooms on the first and third floors. Each room is set up as a school room for that particular nation. Take the elevator up to the 36th floor to see the sky view.

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This place is a must see! I think it would be worth the trip to Pittsburgh just to see this one attraction. The various rooms are designed to be the highlights, but I think the main study area is the best. I would have loved to be able to spend more time there, and we spent hours.

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Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Very beautiful! Many things to do at the Cathedral with a great view. You feel like you are at Hogwarts!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Beautiful building and architecture. Went up to the top and looked out to see Pittsburgh from different windows. Definitely worth stopping in if you are in the area.

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Kissimmee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

One of the great landmarks of Pittsburgh, and one of the most impressive college structures in the world. The building's Old World craftsmanship would be right at home in medieval England. Visit on a weekend when it isn't quite as hectic and walk into the first floor study for a great view inside.

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Norwalk, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A beautiful piece of architecture filled with rooms of history that takes you around the world! The trip to the top seals the deal!

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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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