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Heinz Memorial Chapel

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Address: 1212 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260-6124
Phone Number: 412-624-4157

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Great venue for a wedding

This is a very impressive chapel from an architecture standpoint. I believe it is Gothic style and the workmanship in the stone and wood carvings is second to none. It also has... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very impressive chapel from an architecture standpoint. I believe it is Gothic style and the workmanship in the stone and wood carvings is second to none. It also has an impressive pipe organ that can fill the chapel with some fantastic wedding marches.

Thank BobKPgh
United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the inside is rather dark. but you still can take picture of it, and the outside looks great. if you visit the Pittsburgh University, you should take a look to this church as well.

Thank ELKW
Oreland, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Heinz Chapel during a prospective visit to the University of Pittsburgh. The stained glass windows are beautiful and full of history. It was wonderful to see history come alive in this way. Unfortunately, every other time we have visited, the chapel has been closed due to weddings or other events. We can't wait to see the windows... More 

Thank jlhoagie
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Attended a wedding here and it was just gorgeous. High cathedral ceiling and beautiful windows. First time ever for me.

Thank louisehornyak
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Some of the highest stained glass windows in the world is a feast for the eyes. Your eyes can barely see the top. And the dioramas inside the windows have a story to tell. The colours dazzle you

Thank Dorten
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Went to see all the different natioalitychristmas trees they were gorgeous I'd recommend this around Christmas absolutely beautiful

Thank loribean
Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Big red doors lead into the amazing chapel. We were greeted by a friendly man that told us some history.

Thank kdvani1
Jessup, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

We were doing a college visit and tried 2x to get into this chapel, locked both times. Once was a Sat. and our college tour guide said weddings are booked years in advance, so we expected to be able to get into it as Sat's are a big wedding day...no luck.

Darien, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

wow, what a magnificent chapel, the detail and majesty is all there! The curator was very very helpful and a great source of knowledge about the chapel. The rain started coming down, so we sat and absorbed the atmosphere for a bit. A really must see if you are interested in church construction, facade and beauty.

Thank ACSB123
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

This is a beautiful church and if you are near Oakland, I would say you should absolutely add it to the agenda. The inside left me breathless and the stained glass was truly unique and beautiful.

Thank PLM2534

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