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1212 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260-6124
North Oakland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly and importantly it's free, secondly the staff member their was incredibly friendly. Free guide to explain the history and every stained glass window. Very peaceful and so place, great stop of if you're in the area. We loved it.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 13, 2019

Don't let Pittsburgh's current reputation fool you...it was once the home to families such as the Carnegies, the Fricks, the Phipps, the Melons, the Boggs and Buhls...and the Heinz. This memorial chapel is evidence to their commitment to the city. Make sure you get a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed July 11, 2019 via mobile

We took a group of colleagues from the Netherlands on a quick tour after lunch. The chapel is beautiful. The guide gave us a quick tour and “played” the organ for up. This chapel manages to be grand and comfortable at the same time. A...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Psittamom
Reviewed June 18, 2019

We dropped by just to look inside but ended up attaching ourselves to an existing tour with a docent who was quite knowledgeable. The inside stain glass windows are so very colorful and beautiful to photograph. This chapel is located in the park square and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank DeeAnn M
Reviewed June 10, 2019

The docent was just getting there and gave us a private tour while getting ready for the day. Beautiful place and full of information. Enjoyable visit, organ sounds great too.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank JohnandDeb2
Reviewed May 23, 2019

This place is booked solid for wedding ceremonies, otherwise just check out the architecture. Just give yourself a half hour to walk around. Check to make sure the doors are open.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank PennHillsTraveller
Reviewed April 27, 2019

We walked into the amazing Heinz Chapel in Pittsburgh, and the beautiful, thunderous sounds of Widor's Toccata filled the entire space. It was an experience. We thought it was a concert, but it was actually a recording, though played through the pipes, which surround the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank oneupstatenewyorker
Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

We stopped by after a visit to the Cathedral of Learning. The chapel is an unexpected gem in the middle of the city. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 506martham
Reviewed April 7, 2019

Beautiful chapel assosiated with the University of Pittsburgh. Interesting history. Can have ceremonies in the chapel if you attend or attended the University of Pittsburgh.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank kde222
Reviewed February 12, 2019

This very unusual building has compact footprint but its interior will have you remembering it as it soars way up. The feeling is of a darker version the Sainte Chapelle in Paris except without as much glass. Still, its stained glass is quite tall and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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June 16, 2019|
Response from PennHillsTraveller | Reviewed this property |
Charles Connick is the famed American stained glass artist who has designed rose stained glass windows around the US, Heinz Chapel being one of the best. As to "distribution", not sure what this means.