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Cathedral of Learning

University of Pittsburgh, 4200 5th Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
+1 412-624-6000
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Christmas visit

so much fun to see all the countries rooms decorated and the daily decor is fun to read about too... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Westerville, Ohio
A trip back in time

It truly is a cathedral of learning. With the many rooms and ethnic areas you can spend hours... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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University of Pittsburgh, 4200 5th Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
North Oakland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

so much fun to see all the countries rooms decorated and the daily decor is fun to read about too. It is a class in session so you have to be quiet

Thank marylour999
Reviewed 4 days ago

It truly is a cathedral of learning. With the many rooms and ethnic areas you can spend hours walking into the different rooms.

Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent 90 minutes on our tour and it could have easily been half a day. It was very interesting to hear the knowledge shared from the tour guides (husband & wife couple). The view from the 34th floor was great. I will be back...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This building dwarfs every other in its proximity and is so gorgeous. As I wandered the first level in the center & the second level around the balcony, the ornate stone work and vaulted ceilings made me feel like I was walking around Hogwarts. The...More

Thank lcdemar
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled on this wonderful, free attraction. the different cultural rooms combined with the elegant cathedral was a delight to us.

1  Thank tarson1711
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed seeing the various classrooms decorated for the holidays. A very unique setting for learning. There was a Polish festival in the main area of the cathedral and the smell of the food hung in the air. Would've considered trying a pierogi but from...More

1  Thank LynneS_NY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In my next life I've decided I'd like to attend the University of Pittsburgh, founded in the late 1700s, so that I can worship the LIfe of the Mind by attending classes in the majestic Cathedral of Learning & discuss issues with classmates over coffee...More

1  Thank Herstory_62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a cool building! When you step into it you feel like you are in a Harry Potter movie. Take the elevator to 36th floor to get a nice view of the surroundings.

Thank Iggie1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beauty of a building. Leave extra time to explore classrooms. Get there before 230 on the weekends if you want to see them all- otherwise the 3rd floor is open until 4.

Thank Sheryl B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Because of this site's policies it is almost impossible to relay what i want for fellow travelers, tourists, and or yinzers. So read the title and heed. This place is not worth the look see!

Thank TripMember11272017
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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.