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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
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Must do if your are near Pitt

First, the building looks like Hogwarts inside and out. Absolutely beautiful. You go to the gift shop near the back of the 1st floor. This is a self guided tour. The price is $4... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Coral Springs, Florida
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Coral Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First, the building looks like Hogwarts inside and out. Absolutely beautiful. You go to the gift shop near the back of the 1st floor. This is a self guided tour. The price is $4 per person with discounts for children. You get a map and a key with a little recorder device that tells you about the rooms on the... More 

Thank alohatravelgirl
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the most under reported attractions in Pittsburgh, in my opinion it is a unique must-see attraction. It is a collection of active classrooms with superb artifacts and insights into individual nationalities. These are well thought out, carefully constructed exhibitions that provide insights into the cultures of many countries (interesting even if you have visited the countries or are... More 

Thank Recent_Burg_Resident
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Worth the visit. The rooms are just beautiful and each one is unique. This place is gorgeous. Highly recommend.

Thank SheltieLover777
Frederick, Maryland
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32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What this is: Decorated classrooms in a beautiful Gothic style building -- the Cathedral of Learning -- a centerpiece at the University of Pittsburgh. Don't go when school is in session as the rooms may be in use. It's not so much a museum as an eccentric house tour. Worth seeing! What you do: Go to the gift shop/office on... More 

Thank Culturecrazy
Cleveland, Ohio
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Somehow we had the idea that these rooms would show lots of artifacts about the cultures (one cultural focus per room). What we didn't realize was that these were actual classrooms done in the architectural styles of the cultures with a few, if any, actual artifacts about the cultures. This wasn't the most captivating tour but it was a good... More 

Thank sharon110
Medina, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anybody that knows about the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning has heard about the nationality rooms, but very few -- especially students at Pitt -- ever take the time to visit and enjoy the rooms. That is a shame because the rooms are loving recreations of educational rooms from around the room. Currently there are 27 rooms on the... More 

Thank John L
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't just go once - these rooms are fantastic, love the self-guided audio tours and the decorations at Christmas are beautiful

Thank LisaPA315
Purchase, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everytime I had vout of town visitors, we went to see the nationality rooms. The grounds are beautiful and the tours are free. From there you can visit the Heinz Chapel or walk to some of the local restaurants or the museum.

Thank cumanesa2016
Alderson, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms take a long time to down through so give yourself enough time and listen to the recordings for each room, they are shortish.

Thank bethryan20
Butler, Pennsylvania
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110 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We only had time to explore some of the rooms, and are eager to return. I like the audio tour that you turn on with a switch as you enter reach room (just wish other visitors had the manners to be quiet so all can hear the narration!) I was surprised that there is only one room for all of... More 

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