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Cathedral of Learning

Address: University of Pittsburgh, 4200 5th Ave., Pittsburgh, PA (North Oakland)
Phone Number: 412/624-6000
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Ranked #8 of 78 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
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Webster, NY
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100 reviews 100 reviews
46 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is one of the most unique experiences you will have! Stop by and take the audio tour. It was just a few dollars per person. They give you an audio player and key. Tour all the rooms on the first floor. One for each country. They are all so unique and amazing to see. Each door we opened was... More

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were wowed by the views from the upper floors, and glad our tour guide was able to show us a few of the nationality rooms that are actually used as classrooms.

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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Stopped by on the way home to DC from Pittsburgh and spent several hours here. The place is amazing: a "working" academic building that is a museum, history lesson, and architectural gem, all in one. Talked with a few students (I am a college professor so was particularly curious) about taking classes there, the building, etc. and everyone was very... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Such a beautiful building, inside & out. Take the elevator to the top for a lovely view of Oakland, or just walk around the downstairs and check out the Nationality Rooms for some history & culture. This building photographs beautifully & has some really great features.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

When in Pittsburgh, be sure to spend time on the University of Pittsburgh campus where the cathedral is located. The whole area is great! The cathedral is just spectacular, inside and out. The nationality rooms are little gems inside. We found that a lot of them were empty, even though it was a school day for students. Also, take the... More

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Centreville, Virginia
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220 reviews 220 reviews
127 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Great building, fantastic architecture and who wouldn't want to study in the massive reading room with all those fabulous fireplaces and vaulted ceilings and arched windows? Plus, visiting the Nationality Rooms was amazing - every room was like stepping into a different country. It doesn't take long to wander around and it's so unique. Use the peep holes to see... More

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Douglasville, Georgia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This building is amazing. The great hall reminded me of a Harry Potter movie. The Nationality rooms were amazingly detailed.

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fairhope, al
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Unbelievably beautiful Cathedral with magnificent views! This very interesting historical building is a must see when in Pittsburgh! Be sure and bring your camera for amazing pictures!

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Really enjoyed our trip to the University, and the Cathedral of Learning was very interesting. The nationality classrooms are a must see for anyone who enters the building. We also took the elevator to the top for a wonderful view of the area. Very unique spot!

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is a must see building if you are an admirer of many works of architecture. The inside of the building in the atrium area has a gothic design. Very sublime. The nationality rooms were equally amazing as well. The nationality rooms are working classrooms (during the school's semesters) design in the style of a particular country. If you want... More

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