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Cathedral of Learning

University of Pittsburgh, 4200 5th Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
+1 412-624-6000
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Fantastic idea.

Was the highlight of my trip to Pittsburgh. Although I only for to see the 3rd floor, what a unique... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
TriniJohn
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Beautiful architecture

The neo-Gothic architecture of the cathedral is beautiful, but it’s the nationality rooms that are... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Micaela M
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Annapolis, Maryland
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University of Pittsburgh, 4200 5th Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
North Oakland
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"beautiful building"
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"harry potter"
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"main floor"
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"college campus"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Was the highlight of my trip to Pittsburgh. Although I only for to see the 3rd floor, what a unique idea having the Nationality Rooms. It's worth the visit., although the African Heritage Room could do with some more design ideas...it's the only continent on...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The neo-Gothic architecture of the cathedral is beautiful, but it’s the nationality rooms that are really fascinating. Having visited before in 2005, I appreciated revisiting old favorites and finding new rooms that have been added more recently. I was glad to see that there are...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On first thought it may cross your mind that this is a religious place of worship. When you go inside and take a guided tour, you will be amazed to know it is a part of a functional university with each of the classes done...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see if you are in the Pittsburgh area. Make sure you visit the Nationality Rooms to get the full experience of this place!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth checking out when touring this area around Schenley Park, the designs of this building inside and out is amazing, highly recommended

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go up to the 34th floor to see great views of the city! After than go down to the atrium where on the third floor you will see classrooms from many countries around the world (classic).

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you think Hogwarts can be seen only in the Harry Potter movies, come see the Cathedral of Learning. The Pitt students call it "Cathy", and my son was fortunate to have a bunch of his classes there while attending the university. It's a stunning...More

Thank Margaret M
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

This is an interesting academic building. The nationality rooms are beautiful. We were there on a friday afternoon during the school year. Many of the rooms were in use as classrooms, but we were able to tour a fair number. I think if you visit...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

The Cathedral of Learning is a phenomenal building worth a visit. The structure is beautiful, and the bottom floor looks like a scene out of Hogwarts! You'll love the arches, iron gate and architecture. The nationality rooms are also lovely, with features from several countries.

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

If you are visiting or here for a Campus tour, check this place out! Make sure you have your cameras ready! It's a real-world Hogwarts!!!

Thank CWestcott
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The Cathedral is only open until 4 PM because it is used for classrooms. Never dinners. Weekends the vending machines are available but the food court is not open for hot meals.
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We have found parking on the neighboring side streets.
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