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Cathedral of Learning

University of Pittsburgh, 4200 5th Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
+1 412-624-6000
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Another must see in Pittsburgh

The uber-impressive and actively functioning Cathedral of Learning is part of The University of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
oneupstatenewyorker
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Binghamton, New York
Cathedral of Learning is the Landmark of Pittsburgh

The Cathedral of Learning is the landmark of Pittsburgh, a city with its past glory in steel and... read more

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

The uber-impressive and actively functioning Cathedral of Learning is part of The University of Pittsburgh, and a centerpiece of the city itself. A 42 story Gothic cathedral which towers over the city, it is as others have noted, a national monument, and understandably so. It...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Cathedral of Learning is the landmark of Pittsburgh, a city with its past glory in steel and manufacturing, but now the center of learning and education. Pittsburgh has many institutions of higher learning, with the center at University of Pittsburgh, who also holds a...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Was the highlight of my trip to Pittsburgh. Although I only for to see the 3rd floor, what a unique idea having the Nationality Rooms. It's worth the visit., although the African Heritage Room could do with some more design ideas...it's the only continent on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The neo-Gothic architecture of the cathedral is beautiful, but it’s the nationality rooms that are really fascinating. Having visited before in 2005, I appreciated revisiting old favorites and finding new rooms that have been added more recently. I was glad to see that there are...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On first thought it may cross your mind that this is a religious place of worship. When you go inside and take a guided tour, you will be amazed to know it is a part of a functional university with each of the classes done...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see if you are in the Pittsburgh area. Make sure you visit the Nationality Rooms to get the full experience of this place!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth checking out when touring this area around Schenley Park, the designs of this building inside and out is amazing, highly recommended

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go up to the 34th floor to see great views of the city! After than go down to the atrium where on the third floor you will see classrooms from many countries around the world (classic).

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you think Hogwarts can be seen only in the Harry Potter movies, come see the Cathedral of Learning. The Pitt students call it "Cathy", and my son was fortunate to have a bunch of his classes there while attending the university. It's a stunning...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

This is an interesting academic building. The nationality rooms are beautiful. We were there on a friday afternoon during the school year. Many of the rooms were in use as classrooms, but we were able to tour a fair number. I think if you visit...More

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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.
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We have found parking on the neighboring side streets.
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