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Cathedral of Learning

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Neighborhood: North Oakland
As featured in 3 Days in Pittsburgh and 1 other guide
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Address: University of Pittsburgh, 4200 5th Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
Phone Number: 412/624-6000

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What a beautiful place to study.

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Louisville, KY
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Louisville, KY
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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Cleveland, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Make sure you go! This is MUST see. The architecture was beautiful, we loved it. You can probably find parking on a street for few $ and just walk up there. Get the key to the locked rooms ($4). They have nationality classes and some of them are locked, you will need the key to get in.

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Nuremberg, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Such a fascinating place with wonderful views of the city! The intricate details are simply amazing and the little rooms from various parts of the world are a must see. As many say, the study area on the main floor reminds you very much of the dining hall in Hogwarts. Building is open to the public at no charge.

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Highland, Maryland
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Really quite amazing sort of Hogwartsy but the individual country classrooms are really, really cool and there are a lot of them. Strong buy on this one

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

It's the #1 place to go in Pittsburgh. A university building like no other, quite movie-like yet still doesn't feel 'fake', like a tourist trap. It's the real deal, and all the more incredible for it. Take the tour if you can, this way you can enter the Nationality Rooms.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

When visiting Pittsburgh, try to allot time to visit the international rooms at the Cathedral of Learning. at the University of Pittsburgh. The building is gorgeous (we visited at Christmas), and the International rooms are fantastic. Academic classes are conducted in them which creates an extremely unique learning environment. The rooms are designed by an architect form the featured country... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A number of years ago I worked at the Cathedral Cafe in the bottom floor of the Cathedral. It was a great place for a young cook to get his start. Outside of the cafe I never minded spending extra time at this castle of a collage building. The main hall is like something out of Lord of the rings.... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The Cathedral is the second tallest academic building in the world. Go in, go up to the upper-most accessible floor, and peer out. The main floor is nice for a bit of studying.

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pittsburgh pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is a self-guided tour very pleasant and quiet to allow yourself to imagine what it was like in those classrooms so many years ago.

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