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Heinz Memorial Chapel

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Address: 1212 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
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Beautiful and unusual chapel on the campus of an urban university

Heinz is gorgeous-- it's a smaller-scale replica of a French church, and it sits on the edge of the University of Pittsburgh campus in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. Call Pitt... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Heinz is gorgeous-- it's a smaller-scale replica of a French church, and it sits on the edge of the University of Pittsburgh campus in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. Call Pitt beforehand to see when the chapel will be open. If you're lucky, you'll get to hear one of the amazing concerts that happen frequently there-- or perhaps you can... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the opportunity to visit the Heinz Memorial Chapel and was overwhelmed by the grandeur of this chapel. The windows portray not just biblical persons but men and an equal number of women who have influenced our lives under the headings of courage, truth, temperance and tolerance. The wood carvings are intricate and some are whimsical. I also had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Heinz Chapel is on par with any cathedral or church we saw throughout Europe. I had no idea how beautiful it was and grew up in Pittsburgh. The stained glass is exquisite and especially stunning when the sun shines through the windows. Definitely worth a visit!

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Renfrew, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The stories behind the beautiful stained glass windows are intriguing. The architecture and history are interesting. Gorgeous church!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

The chapel on the University of Pittsburgh campus is open to visitors and well worth seeing. A docent is available to tell you about the chapel, or you can tour on your own. Modeled after European cathedrals, this chapel features soaring ceilings above stone arches and very tall stained glass windows with intricate Biblical scenes depicted in the mosaics. While... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

This building is beautiful. They let you walk around for as long as you like and there's no charge to go. It is stunning, can't describe, must go see this while in Pittsburgh!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

We wandered in just to look around and were given a tour by a graduate student named Greg (I think, he was from Reading, PA) It was informative and simply a bonus to our trip. Then he played the Organ. Oh my. I learned so much. It was a truly memorable visit. Thank you.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

I saw this from a distance as I was taking a stroll through the campuses. As I approached I was hoping I could go inside. You can! The windows must be seen from inside. So beautiful. Some are enormously tall. Take a moment to take it all in. While I was there some guy was practicing on the organ and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

If you visit the Oakland section of Pittsburgh--going to the University of Pittsburgh or Carnegie Mellon--a visit to the Heinz Chapel is well worth the time and effort. In addition to the soaring nave, most notable and impressive are the blue stained glass windows. This chapel takes you back to medieval Europe; it can be seen in a half-hour, but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

This is a beautiful building and I would definitely put t on my list of sites to see. The young man at the desk showed us around and told us about the Chapel and the windows. He also treated us to a song on the organ. He explained to us how it worked and showed us the different sounds that... More 

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