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Saint Anthony Chapel

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Address: 1700 Harpster St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-4313
Phone Number: (412) 231-2994
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Attended the profession of vows of new Franciscan Friars.

Absolutely beautiful old, ornate church. Well worth the time to visit and look at the excellent 19th Century craftsmanship.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Walter53

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely beautiful old, ornate church. Well worth the time to visit and look at the excellent 19th Century craftsmanship.

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Thank Walter53
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Second only to the Vatican in religious objects. Hard to believe all that is contained in the chapel. Well worth a visit, even if you are not a believer!

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Thank Mark H
Bryan, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Overall the church is pretty inside and offers prayer candles to light. If you are like us and did not know what a religious relic is, you will probably be disappointed. Many of the relics were very small and difficult to read/see. We spent about 30 minutes in St. Anthony Chapel and felt that was plenty. The religious store across... More 

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Thank AustinandBeth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful life size stations of the cross are constructed with meticulous details. Do the tour. The relics are extraordinary. What an amazing man that spent his life's earnings on building this special church.

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1 Thank Jayson W
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With over 5000 holy relics, this chapel's collection is 2nd only to the Vatican, They are displayed in beautiful reliquaries of all shapes and sizes. But don't draw your impression of the interior of this chapel from its stark exterior. The curving basilica form of the interior has truly lovely proportions and the reliquaries are integrated in such a way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

It's completely unassuming on the outside but step inside and you're blown away by a beautiful interior and an incredible array of Christian relics. There's no entry fee but there is a suggested donation of a few dollars or so. Not sure if it's ever busy but we visited on a Wednesday afternoon and we were the only ones there.... More 

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Thank David D
Little River, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

I have never quite felt the Holy Spirit as much as I had walking in the Chapel. You feel surrounded by love and peace. Please make the time to visit this chapel. You will have the most profound experience of your life.

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Thank marianne5350
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The moment that you enter this chapel, there is a feeling of awe, as if you had just stepped into someplace holy. The relics are placed through out the chapel and are just incredible. The art work is beautiful. I will definitely be going back for a visit.

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Thank Susan B
Sunny Pittsburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Great place to visit if religious artifacts interest you and just to see the stations. Beautiful work, so much history and relics. Have not seen a location in other states that has the amount of relics. Very peaceful inside and leaves you inspired when leaving to want to return. Often people inside to help you understand more of the history... More 

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Thank Honda4
Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

I was taken back when I first walked in. It was small but larger than life at the same time. So many relics and history stories. I recommend taking the short but informational tour. The tour is free and lasts as long as you want it to.

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