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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
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+1 412-624-6000

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Gothic Masterpiece

The building itself is worth the visit, but the Beautiful Nationality Rooms are not to be missed. Each unique to their country of origin. So many to see you may need to... read more

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Deb S
Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The building itself is worth the visit, but the Beautiful Nationality Rooms are not to be missed. Each unique to their country of origin. So many to see you may need to decide which are your priorities before you run out of time. A few rooms have access hallways involving stairs, but most are accessible by wheelchair. Oakland area of... More 

Thank Deb S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is worth a visit. I agree with the multiple reviews that refer to the cathedral-like study space as "much like a visit to Hogwarts" or to an English university. The Nationality classrooms are such an interesting and unique concept as well. The classrooms are on the 3rd and 1st floor. The ones on the 3rd floor are open... More 

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6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is where I spent four years of college so this has very special memories for me. Architecturally beautiful, inside and out. A must see while in Oakland.

Thank K4284FLangelap
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cathedral of Learning非常漂亮,可以到36樓一覽匹茲堡市景,亦可在一樓感受大廳的宏偉並參觀Nationality rooms。不過Nationality rooms是上鎖的,千萬別忘了去位於一樓大廳中間的gift shop租用導覽耳機,導覽耳機會附上Nationality rooms的鑰匙,一次約4USD,非常的值得。另外,離開每間Nationality rooms需記得將門再次鎖上。

Thank 964ianl
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We paid $4 a person for self guided tour of the nationality rooms. It came with a key to each room and a pre-recorded device that gave the history of each room. On top of that, they had signs on the walls. It was really neat to see how they made each classroom represent each nationality. It's fun for photo... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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110 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in the building for a conference, we had full access to the international rooms. Very interesting! Definitely worth walking through.

Thank jbev_262
Evansville, Indiana
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is absolutely beautiful. The Nationality rooms are well worth seeing. I just wish the audio had been a little louder for the downstairs rooms.

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Cosby, Tennessee
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229 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The building is stunning inside and out. We walked around inside and marveled at the architecture. Same feel as the Washington cathedral only it's not like a church. The nationality rooms are exquisite. This was 1st on my to do list when we arrived in Pittsburgh. Lucky for us, our hotel was right there. If you are in the area,... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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300 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter is a CMU student and she loves to come here. We walked around and marveled at the beauty and architecture. It is magnificent.

Thank Amy N
Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a field trip with a school group to this place. When you walk into the building it is like walking into a Harry Potter movie. The nationality rooms are here.

Thank Susan W

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