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The Nationality Rooms

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Address: 4200 5th Ave, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260-0001
Phone Number: 412-624-6000
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Enjoy going to class

Class rooms at Pitt's Cathedral of Learning donated by cultures that immigrated to Pittsburgh. Like going to Hogwarts and you don't have to take any tests. Audio guide is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Class rooms at Pitt's Cathedral of Learning donated by cultures that immigrated to Pittsburgh. Like going to Hogwarts and you don't have to take any tests. Audio guide is helpful but not necessary. Go at Christmas and the rooms are decorated.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went to Pitt many years ago. Loved the rooms then, loved them every time I returned. The newer rooms are not up to the standard of the ones created just before WW II. We just don't have craftspeople of that standard, or artifacts of that quality, these days.

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Sherrard, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were looking for an inexpensive way to spend a few hours and found it fun to explore the Nationality Rooms at the University of Pittsburgh. The rooms were designed to represent the culture of various ethnic groups that settled in Allegheny. Beautiful historic building!

Thank klkk2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The architecture and open spaces are truly beautiful and interesting to walk through and enjoy. We opted to get the "special keys" to open the downstairs Nationality Rooms. They were neat for the first few but become terribly boring as time went on. With so much access to history and world expertise at U Pitt, we were surprised that the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In a world where divisive mindsets rule more often than not, it is refreshingly touching to see unified diversity embedded with such care to detail under one roof in the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning. The Nationality Rooms as they are called, is a group of 30 classrooms each representing the multicultural groups that helped build Pittsburgh. Each room... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

These rooms are an amazing tribute to the cultural heritage of Pittsburgh. Classes were in session, but I was still able to see the majority of the rooms which are beautifully designed and decorated. Really a treasure for the students at Pitt that get to enjoy these spaces.

Thank Yolanda W
Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not into architecture but wow, this building is magnificent! It is worth the effort, just to walk around in it but we paid a nominal fee to tour the Nationality Rooms and enjoyed it very much. There are various rooms in the building and several are designated for the Nationality Rooms. Each room is decorated with one nationality... More 

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Wooster, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

This is located inside the Cathedral of Learning on the University of Pitt campus. Easy for the public to access. For a minimal fee you are able to go through dozens of rooms that are decorated by different countries. A great learning experience as well as just gorgeous to see the time and commitment that went in to each and... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Unusual site well worth visiting. Gives sense of varied cultures of Pittsburgh. Tours available but must check. Can visit on own but may find rooms in use. Adds 'color' to fantastic castle-like atmosphere of Cathedral of Learning of University of Pittsburgh

Thank Graham J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We just wandered in here because I heard it was supposed to be pretty, but it was definitely cooler than expected! I'd definitely suggested visiting these rooms. Make sure you don't just go to the inner, huge room but also the small rooms around the edge of the building. I wouldn't be too keen on paying much to visit here... More 

Thank Alicia S

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