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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 #7 of 91 attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Museums
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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We went on our own without a guided visit and we took our time to look at this magnificent and very impressive piece of architecture. You should visit because it is really something to see. It is like you are transported to another era.

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Kathmandu, null, Nepal
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Pittsburghers tend to take the 'cathedral' for granted, since it is such a ubiquitous site, but whenever I see a photo my heart skips a beat because it is such a beautiful building. As a child I loved to wander through the great hall of the ground floor, stone paved and columned and visit the 'classrooms' - models of someone's... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Very impressive architecture. Like stepping back in time. Visited on a tour of Pitt. You really feel like you've stepped into Hogwarts. The cultural rooms are impressive as well.

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TENNESSEE
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This provided a nice inside view from inside a very historical building. It was very crowded, but you can get a few nice shots of Pittsburgh.

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Senior Contributor
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19 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a must see if you are in the area or if you are the family member of student at Pitt. I have never had the opportunity to see the Nationality Rooms but just a walk through the halls is enough. And... IT'S FREE!

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Toronto, Canada
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I read that this is the second highest school building in the world. We took the elevator to the top and got a great view of the city. The study room on the ground floor level made my family feel like we were in a Harry Potter scene. Very cool. Unfortunately, I did not get to see the Nationality Rooms,... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

If you're looking for a different type of cerebral experience while in Pittsburgh, the Cathedral of Learning is it. It's a self guided tour showing cultural classrooms from around the world. You can take your time and observe all the really interesting details, or you can speed through it. In either event you should be impressed. Doesn't cost very much... More

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We took a large group to the Cathedral of learning, grandma nieces, uncles, cousins. All ages had fun checking out the nationality rooms. I would suggest beginning your tour on the third floor first. It is free. By the time you're finished viewing all of the rooms on the third floor you may be tuckered out and not wish to... More

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Hyderabad, India
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is one of the tallest educational buildings in the world. Has gothic architecture inside and you will feel like you are in hogwarts. Nationality rooms are there in the 1st and 3rd floor. You can also go to the 32nd floor to get bird's eye view of university of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon university. You can see some of... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Enjoy the tours of the Nationality rooms led by costumed students. Learn of local and international traditions

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