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Cathedral of Learning

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Neighbourhood: North Oakland
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Address: University of Pittsburgh, 4200 5th Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
Phone Number: +1 412-624-6000

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Beautiful Building

We visited the Cathedral of Learning on a Sunday afternoon when Pitt had their annual Polish Festival. The first floor was packed with vendors and visitors. Specialty foods and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Thomas K
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the Cathedral of Learning on a Sunday afternoon when Pitt had their annual Polish Festival. The first floor was packed with vendors and visitors. Specialty foods and crafts, as well as other Polish gifts, were available. Costumed dancers were in the wings ready to perform. We didn't try the food as we had eaten a large breakfast at... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived here 40 minutes before closing and were only able to see the upstairs display rooms. Ukraine, Turkey, Israel, and Austria were my favorite rooms.

Thank Bora E
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This 42 story building towers over the University of Pittsburgh. The lobby looks like a cathedral with soaring arched stone columns. The building has a large number of classrooms and was filled with students either on their way to classes or studying at the tables in the great hall. There are about 30 "Nationality Rooms" that you can tour on... More 

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Mount Carmel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here on a weekend trip to Pittsburgh. There were no signs helping you to know where to go and we felt awkward walking around while students were everywhere in classes and studying. We couldn't find the gift shop or see where any tours were offered. Couldn't find stairs to 3rd floor and didn't realize you could go up... More 

Thank Sarah D
Devon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you go when there aren't any lessons on or you won't get into many of the rooms. Interesting place and great views from the higher floors which you are allowed access to.

Thank AndrewKen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where should I begin? The cathedral of learning situated in the university of Pittsburgh is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. The university takes great care of the cathedral of learning and it is a must see for people of all ages. The guided tour of the nationality rooms were a time machine through history and a... More 

Thank Monisha M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must visit in Pittsburgh. It's a beautiful building at the university of Pittsburgh. You can park at the Carnegie museum for $6 and visit both sites. The first and third floors have these beautiful rooms to depict countries around the world. You can see the ones on the first floor only through guided tour. But just walking... More 

Thank Arch L
Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

During the holidays, a docent will guide you through the rooms for a price of $4/person. Ours was a wealth of fascinating information, and we thoroughly enjoyed learning about how the rooms were developed and what the nationalities considered as they created their room. Although our tour group was large (about 35), in many of the classrooms, we were able... More 

Thank sidder
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very beautiful building. We walked through some of the Nationality Rooms, which were beautifully decorated for the holidays. We just wandered around and enjoyed the architecture. There are tours offered, but we only had a little bit of time so we opted not to do the tour. We definitely will be back to see the rest of the Nationality... More 

Thank Angela F
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The architecture is amazing and seeing all of the different classrooms is quite unique. I would definitely recommend it while visiting Pittsburgh.

Thank Autumn W

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