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Cathedral of Learning

University of Pittsburgh, 4200 5th Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
+1 412-624-6000
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Unique Learning Place

The Cathedral of Learning is a unique feature of the University of Pittsburgh campus. It was meant... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nationality rooms

First Sunday of December there is entertainment and docents in traditional attire in many of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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University of Pittsburgh, 4200 5th Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
North Oakland
+1 412-624-6000
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Reviewed yesterday

The Cathedral of Learning is a unique feature of the University of Pittsburgh campus. It was meant to make the campus stand out and it does. The interior reminds you of a castle with many nationality rooms decorated to reflect the countries represented. Each has...More

Thank Educator67
Reviewed 2 days ago

First Sunday of December there is entertainment and docents in traditional attire in many of the rooms and it is free. There is ethnic food and gifts

Thank MaryMcIntyre1952
Reviewed 2 days ago

Towering above the surrounding area, we had to visit the Cathedral of learning. Although we didn't go to an upper floor, we made a quick visit in the main hall which was truly impressive. You don't need to spend a lot of time to enjoy...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 6 days ago

They have a classroom for each country. Make sure you get an audio tour and key from the gift shop so you can open the doors. It was a pleasant experience.

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 1 week ago

For such a building, gloriously towering over the rest of the University of Pittsburgh's sprawling campus, to be such a disappointment was disheartening. Surrendering a driving licence as a form of photo ID got us a key that would open a series of doors on...More

Thank PaulMFord
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cathedral of Learning is easily the most beautiful classroom building on any college campus. Each room is designed in the theme of a different country .

Thank Sheila C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even if the nationality rooms aren't open, it is worth the time to walk the common areas in the building. The stone work and high ceilings are beautiful, have sketched here in my youth. Unknown if they still allow visitors to the top, time constraints...More

Thank Mbv9415
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as part of the college tour. Found it amazing that the building has offices, somehow pictures didn’t convey that aspect. It’s an old but stunning architecture with certain symmetry that is pleasing. Attention to detail with minimal Gothic design makes it stand tall in...More

Thank Sabmar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful old building throughout with 16 international rooms decorated in the 30's and 40's by architects from those countries to reflect their home country. During the Holidays they may actually have themed displays reflecting the holidays in those countries. We visited during...More

Thank Ed Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing! The international rooms were unique and awesome! A must see! Set aside some time to walk this building!

Thank Bill R
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Heather K
14 October 2017|
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Response from kathie l | Reviewed this property |
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.
15 September 2016|
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Response from amybgoldstein37 | Reviewed this property |
We have found parking on the neighboring side streets.
Ralph J
26 April 2016|
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Response from AggieJoe79 | Reviewed this property |
Most of the ones we saw looked accessible. There are elevators that provide access to all the floors.