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Heinz Memorial Chapel

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

We were not familiar with this striking chapel until our visit. The exterior is certainly magnificent, soaring above an open square and providing a nice counterpoint to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
AggieJoe79
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Westerville, Ohio
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Westerville, Ohio
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246 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were not familiar with this striking chapel until our visit. The exterior is certainly magnificent, soaring above an open square and providing a nice counterpoint to the adjacent Cathedral of Learning. The stained glass compares favorably to the best in Europe in quality, if not quantity. We will have to make time to attend a service here and hear... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I will never forget attending the Christmas concert at the Heinz Chapel. The chapel itself is beyond beauty, and the voices were so pure and inspirational. If you have the chance to experience this Christmas concert - you must do it.

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Thank takemeawaysomeday
Kaysville, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

I only walked around the outside but it was really pretty and located in the heart of campus next to the Cathedral of Learning. Certainly worth visiting if in the area.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 552 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

very stunning place indeed. the stained glass windows are truly works of art. wonderful place with a very good tour

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Held my wedding ceremony here and the architecture and stained glass complimented the day beautifully. One of the more impressive structures in Pittsburgh.

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Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I have seen a lot of stained glass windows but none as beautiful as here. Just sit and really look at each one. They are amazing.

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Washington state
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Visited here on a Saturday morning before weddings began. Thoroughly enjoyed the Docent giving the lecture and tour. The stained glass art is beyond description. Its detail is outstanding. It is a worshipful experience just to go inside and enjoy the magnificence of this space. The Reuter pipe organ is phenomenal.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

There are many places you can visit while viewing the Heinz Chapel. The Chapel is on the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning, the home of the Nationality Rooms. Nearby is also the Carnegie Museum of Art and History, the Phipps Conservatory, and CarnegieMellon University. This chapel reflects the French style of Gothic architecture. Many weddings are held in this... More 

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Thank 1914MimiA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The structure is beautiful and sitting on the lower level and enjoying the silence is wonderful. It is cool and a great place to sit and think. Very spiritual.

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Ithaca, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The stained glass is spectacular in every way. It is a beautiful and tranquil place full of history.

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