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The Nationality Rooms

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Neighbourhood: North Oakland
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Address: 4200 5th Ave, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260-0001
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09:00 - 16:00
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A Must Structure for the Architectural Photographer to Visit

Cathedral of Learning is a historical landmark and the National Rooms are classrooms within the Cathdral of Learning. This building is a a must visit cornerstone for University... read more

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77 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Cathedral of Learning is a historical landmark and the National Rooms are classrooms within the Cathdral of Learning. This building is a a must visit cornerstone for University of Pittsburgh.

Thank David L
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful building; outdated yet funny and well done décor in the rooms, revealing of what respectful human universalism looked like at some epoch or another. All in all though, what a powerful statement to erect a sanctum and a tower such as this to higher learning! Bravo.

Thank Daniel-Big-Ox
Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here a couple of times and the quality of the program depends on your guide. I went there with a school group. One guide was very good and we saw a lot and another guide was boring and talked way too much and we didn't see as many rooms.

Thank Susan W
New York
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109 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a friend showed me her photos of the Nationality Rooms, I knew that I had to make this my #1 visit in Pittsburgh, & I was not disappointed. Unique & fascinating decor in each of the rooms & how cool that they're free & open to the public.

Thank BaliloverNewYork
Boston, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Each room is quite small, has a lot of interesting artwork from the respective country. Nice wooden furniture and seating arrangement, to accommodate a small class. A chalk board cleverly hidden behind an artwork panel. Some of the rooms I saw were - the Turkish room, the Japanese room, the Israeli room, the Indian room. Never seen anything like it... More 

Thank vacation-wallah
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Housed in the cathedral of Learning on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The classroom represent countries from around the world and are beautifully constructed, each one unique in itself. I would recommend scheduling a tour, as some of the rooms are not accessible otherwise. The early american room has a secret upstairs that is said to be haunted!

Thank Carolyn B
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

So detailed and a great experience. Furniture and artifacts from each country. Learned a lot and very interesting. Had each room to ourselves on a Saturday morning.

Thank scoochy12
Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I just mentioned these in my review of the Cathedral of Learning. These rooms are fascinating, decorated to reflect each nationality that sponsors the rooms. Active classrooms with history and culture. The England room is decorated with wood paneling from the parliament when it had been bombed in WWII. Go see them if you can.

Thank Christine P
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The Nationality Rooms in Pitt's Cathedral of Learning are excellent examples of the unique architecture and culture of the country that they represent. The workmanship in the rooms is impressive. Two types of tours are available. Self guided audio tour for small groups or a guided group tour available for groups of ten or more. Either tour is $4 per... More 

Thank BobKPgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

A must visit for locals and tourist alike on the ground floor of the cathedral of learning in the heart of Oakland

Thank Harold G

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