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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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Heinz Chapel is absolutely beautiful. I've always left this chapel with the most wonderful memories. This is a must visit Pittsburgh Landmark.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Heinz Chapel is absolutely beautiful. I've always left this chapel with the most wonderful memories. This is a must visit Pittsburgh Landmark.

Thank jamielynmarshall
Chappaqua, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks to the reviews here we decided to visit the chapel in our 1 day visit to Pittsburgh. Luckily our day coincided with the Heinz Chapel Choir Chamber Choir Festival, where 2 selected high school chamber choirs join in the performance. The chapel is a very unique, intimate place for chamber choir, where the voices vibrate and resonate in the... More 

Thank OrquidLady
Pittsburgh PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

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 

Thank Godmother12
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

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 

Thank Kirk K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 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!

Thank SuePhilly2014
Renfrew, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

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

Thank Denise M
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
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 

Thank GoAlong2
Mount Carmel
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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!

Thank Sarah D
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.

Thank bat351
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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