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The Nationality Rooms

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Travel to other countries and learn their culture without leaving the building. Christmas time... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2018
A surprisingly interesting nugget on Pitt's campus!

We visited the Nationality Rooms in the Cathedral of Learning while visiting Pitt with my husband... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2018
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Reviewed 31 December 2018

Travel to other countries and learn their culture without leaving the building. Christmas time decorations are particularly impressive. Not to be missed.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JoeC2499
Reviewed 24 December 2018

We visited the Nationality Rooms in the Cathedral of Learning while visiting Pitt with my husband who is an alum. We loved it. A great, reasonably priced attraction. The only down side is that people leave the rooms open and non-paying guests wander in and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Diana G
Reviewed 11 December 2018

This was part of our Cathedral of Learning tour and really was a surprising WOW tour. The student guide was awesome as were the rooms.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 December 2018

I asked the front desk if any other college/university does this, and he said he doesn't think so. Decorating a classroom to fit a particular country is such a unique concept, and Pitt does this so very well. The price is very reasonable ($4, and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 28 November 2018

Each time I visit Pittsburgh I make a point to visit and bring out-of-town guests who have never been to the Nationality Rooms at the University of Pittsburgh. I most recently visited in late August/early September and before that in March. I recommend paying $4...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 20 November 2018

This is a very fun activity for people of all ages. Rooms decorated and designed in many different nationalities.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank pittbrendat
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

The nationality rooms are really a quintessential part of the many immigrant communities represented in the city. The rooms on the 3rd floor are always open, but the ones on the first floor need a key. They are very strict about not handing out the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Bricheez
Reviewed 24 October 2018

I am so glad this was recommended to us to add to our visit. Most of the rooms were open to visit and there was information to give you details. You don't need a tour.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

We were fortunate enough to stumble upon the 50th Anniversary celebration. In addition to seeing all the rooms, we were invited to enjoy cookies and other treats from around the world, special exhibits, and an occasional performance. It made a very nice experience even nicer.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ForgetThisPlace
Reviewed 13 October 2018

This is a must see! Each classroom is dedicated to a specific country and the detail is beautiful. I highly recommend a walk through.

Date of experience: October 2018
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8 September 2018|
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Response from Amy_and_Jeremy | Reviewed this property |
We spent about an hour and did one floor of the rooms.
6 March 2018|
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Response from cuchinasafe | Reviewed this property |
I highly recommend another hidden secret of Pittsburgh. For 30 years I have taken visitors to the Nationality rooms and no one was ever disappointed. I recommend contacting them about their policy on pets.
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2 January 2017|
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Yes, and use the entrance off of 5th Avenue to avoid steps. Elevators are available to use. I had a professor who used a wheelchair to teach and we used different class rooms in the building. There is public parking off... More