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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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Fantastic, Unexpected Gem

So very interesting and beautiful. Architecturally wonderful. Each room portrayed a different country and culture. We were very impressed by the collection.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Millburn, New Jersey
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Millburn, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

So very interesting and beautiful. Architecturally wonderful. Each room portrayed a different country and culture. We were very impressed by the collection.

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indianapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Went to see the architecture. The main hall is built with cathedral-like arched ceilings. We went up to the higher floors to see the fabulous views of the city. The nationality rooms were interesting to explore. Definitely worth a couple of hours.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

At the lower levels, you can see what a stone building was like before the advent of modern HVAC heating and cooling. A very unique cathedral experience. You can go up the highest available floor and get a view of Pittsburgh. However you will be better off going to the top of the Duquesne Incline and looking out from the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Great time reminiscing with college grads, great food, entertainment and fireworks, loved the Pitt panther climbing the cathedral.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have been to the Cathedral of learning twice. This is a very interesting place. In the center there is a large study area that makes you feel like you're in an old church. There is a wonderful gift shop on the main floor that has really cool eclectic things from all over the world. Affordable too. Taking a formal... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

When ever I visit Pittsburgh, I schedule a rendezvous with friends at the Cathedral. It's a great landmark that instantly re connects me to my alma mater.

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Marlton, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Beautiful building. We took the elevator to the 36th floor. Couldn't go any higher. View from the top was beautiful. Not much to see inside the building, all offices

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Visitors can just walk in. The architecture in the main hall is very cool, and the study rooms would be beautiful to see. They are each decorated in the traditional style of Pittsburgh's many immigrant nationalities. If you want to check these rooms out, you must go during the week. They are closed on weekends.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

If I had of gone to school here, I definitely would have studied more. Anyone can walk around the main floor which is an open cathedral for studying, architecture is amazing. It is also free to go up to the 36th floor for a great view of the city. The offices with the best views were locked when we were... More 

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Moline, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

You can't go to Oakland and not visit the cathedral! Just an awesome place to take in and see the nationality rooms.....can't beat the photo op either.

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