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“Interesting historic landmark with priceless treasures” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Saint Anthony Chapel

Saint Anthony Chapel
Ranked #39 of 157 things to do in Pittsburgh
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Montgomery, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Interesting historic landmark with priceless treasures”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

Located in the Troy Hill section of Pittsburgh, this home to 5000 relics of saints is an interesting find. Best of all, the volunteer tour guide was amazing with a wealth of information about the founding of this chapel. As others have stated, this chapel houses the 2nd largest reliquery outside of the Vatican. Included among the 1st class relics (pieces of bones, fragments, splinters) are the tooth of St. Anthony of Padua and the sarcophagus with the remains of St. Ursula. Fascinating visit.

No photography inside the church, but photos are available at the shop across the street + books about the shrine are available for a minimal price.

Visited December 2013
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

No matter what your faith, you must visit St. Anthony's Chapel. It's an amazing collection of relics housed in a beautiful chapel. Truly a peaceful place to spend time.

Visited December 2012
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Skulls and statues and bones, oh my!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

If you're a fan of relics, this is a hidden gem in Pittsburgh. It's not the easiest place to get to, as it's located on a tiny neighborhood street in the hills, but it is worth the effort to get there.

Visited December 2012
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“You won't be disappointed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

You will be amazed to find out what is kept at St. Anthony's Chapel. It houses the largest collection of relics outside of the Vatican. A lot of Pittsburghers don't know this place exists. Incredible, definitely worth the experience.

Visited June 2013
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Silver Spring, MD
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151 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“A strange place!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

One needs to be a person of faith to visit this strange chapel which holds the relics of many saints (or what is believed to be authentic relics). It is worth a visit, if only to get a sense of this of this odd type of piety.

Visited November 2013
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