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Cathedral of Learning

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Address: University of Pittsburgh, 4200 5th Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
Phone Number: 412/624-6000

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Not only is the COL grand from the outside, but please go inside and experience architecture that will blow you away. The first floor has a ceiling that is open to the next three... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Renee W
Pittsburgh, PA
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Pittsburgh, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not only is the COL grand from the outside, but please go inside and experience architecture that will blow you away. The first floor has a ceiling that is open to the next three stories of the building, giving the impression of a castle or palace. The furnishings are historical and beautiful and there are reading desks and gathering places... More 

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Bartlesville, OK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful architecture inside and out. Be sure to purchase the pass to view the nationality rooms. There are over 30 rooms and each one tastefully represents a country. Very educational and interesting and can be viewed at your own pace which we really enjoyed. A tour guide is not necessary. So glad we didn't miss this stop on our visit... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The nationality rooms are a must. This beautiful building and pride of the University of Pittsburgh is just gorgeous. The view from the top is spectacular.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great to walk around UPitt. Lovely landscape and wonderful people around. We didn't see the Nationality rooms but heard it is fun.

Thank Colina Y
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Cathedral (Cathy to students) is beautiful and impressive from the outside, but the hidden treat is the group of about 30 Nationality Rooms inside, working classrooms built/decorated by the funds and artisans from the the many countries whose emigrants settled in Pittsburgh. Don't miss them! Great views of The Cathedral from all over Pittsburgh - keep an eye out... More 

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great place to visit over the holidays, as each room is decorated in the country's traditional fare. Great treasure of Pittsburgh immigrants.

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Southborough, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you visit this site, you will are likely to immediately research how they could have built such a large building, and you can only imagine how much it must have cost. This is truly an impressive site.

Thank sobodad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to impressive cathedrals throughout Europe and have never seen anything like this place. It is amazing! The architecture is breath-taking. Peering through the series of interior arches from any vantage point is truly a unique experience. Being a student and studying or meeting here must be magical! The various culturally themed rooms surrounding the outside wall of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Still open for business - but also open for tourists on the main level. Must go inside to look! The 3rd and 6th floors are open as well.

Thank Aniadee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling through Pittsburgh we stopped at the Cathedral of Learning and took the tour. What a wonderful glimpse into other sorts of the world.

Thank Jonna H

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