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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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Unique way to share cultural heritage

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Yolanda W
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 

Thank Amy N
Wooster, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Danielle B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These rooms are amazing representations of their respective countries cultures, crafts and customs. A must for everyone to see, whether a Pittsburgher or traveler from afar. At Christmas time they have an open house with hosts for every room who give informed explanations of the rooms and the customs of the countries. At the same time in the central hall... More 

Thank Simtime
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms are all unique and very beautiful. It was interesting to walk from room to room and see the different styles. The main hall is breathtaking and I would recommend taking the elevator to the top floor to see the city.

Thank Nichole R
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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The architechture was beautiful! The large room had fantastic looking large wooden doors and arches. And the themed rooms were likewise beautiful and very unique. Walking through the rooms and looking at the different desks and wall decorations and hidden blackboards was extremely enjoyable and well worth the visit. The rooms that I was able to see (I did not... More 

Thank Josie D
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not to be missed! Classrooms installed by different nationality groups over the decades. You get a key from the front desk and it feels like you're getting private access to the backrooms in the Cathedral of Learning.

Thank Ben M
Coral Springs, Florida
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69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

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