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Cathedral of Learning

University of Pittsburgh, 4200 5th Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
+1 412-624-6000
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Hogwarts Fans rejoice

We visited the Cathedral of Learning as part of a tour of Pitt with a prospective student. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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 1 week ago
Westerville, Ohio
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University of Pittsburgh, 4200 5th Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
North Oakland
+1 412-624-6000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited the Cathedral of Learning as part of a tour of Pitt with a prospective student. The classrooms were unique and truly provide an amazing setting for learning. Being the Christmas season made this place more enchanting and worth the visit. Our tour guide...More

Thank Fabkids
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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

Thank Tried_it_loved_it
Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 3 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 3 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
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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.
14 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.