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As a visitor from the UK I liked the rooms dedicated to our constituent countries (Scotland, Wales... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
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What a nice way to learn about the culture around the world in one magnificent building... It feels... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
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Reviewed 18 July 2018

As a visitor from the UK I liked the rooms dedicated to our constituent countries (Scotland, Wales etc) and then to the top for the best view in Oakland.

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Reviewed 18 July 2018

What a nice way to learn about the culture around the world in one magnificent building... It feels like you are in the Harry Potter movie!

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Reviewed 17 July 2018

This is a landmark university of Pittsburgh building , erected in the 1920s , gothic style , rising 40 story plus story high , this is the most impressive campus in the USA if not the world. . This is a great place to take...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2018

We visited to kill some time between Swimming events. Pleasantly surprised visiting the nationality rooms. Took about an hour but you could truly spend more time

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Reviewed 13 July 2018

Great sample of Gothic style and also got to tour many of the different country rooms with an audio tape which was interesting.

Thank Celeste S
Reviewed 11 July 2018

I wasn't sure that this would be that interesting, but it's GREAT! Get the recorded tour and see rooms decorated in the 30s to reflect the culture of different countries. I couldn't believe that some of the carved wood was done with pocket knives! It's...More

Thank Bev B
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We were told to go check out this building as the last thing we did in Pittsburgh and it was totally worth it. The tall vaulted ground floor is weird and beautiful as a study hall. The international rooms (classrooms made to have a taste...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Took us around 3 hours to do all 28 International rooms. Summertime so no classes. Listened to audio tape for first floor and recorded info on the third floor. A marvelous way to hear a 5 min history lesson on each country. A head set...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

sadly the international classrooms were locked the day I was there but it is still a really cool place and space to be in and walk around.

Thank LiSteadz
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Excellent tour of the first floor rooms by our guide. Each room was created by a committee to represent an important era in that country, prior to the establishment of the University. Quirky and interesting, each room could have also been viewed on a self...More

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Nikki M
23 June 2018|
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Need to know if I can attain my GED at the Cathedral of learning.
15 April 2018|
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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.