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The Nationality Rooms

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Unique Sightseeing Opportunity

My spouse and I visited The University of Pittsburgh’s Nationality Rooms on a Saturday morning in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tour the World In One Amazing Cathedral Full of Unique Classrooms

The Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh resembles a Gothic cathedral and is the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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4200 5th Ave, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260-0001
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My spouse and I visited The University of Pittsburgh’s Nationality Rooms on a Saturday morning in early November 2018. Because my spouse is an alumnus of Pitt, we have visited the Nationality Rooms before, although not during the last decade. The Nationality Rooms allow self-guided...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh resembles a Gothic cathedral and is the second tallest classroom building in the world. On the first and third floors are 30 nationality classrooms furnished between 1938 and 2015 by ethnic communities in Pittsburgh. Each depicts...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 January 2019

Travel to other countries and learn their culture without leaving the building. Christmas time decorations are particularly impressive. Not to be missed.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JoeC2499
Reviewed 25 December 2018

We visited the Nationality Rooms in the Cathedral of Learning while visiting Pitt with my husband who is an alum. We loved it. A great, reasonably priced attraction. The only down side is that people leave the rooms open and non-paying guests wander in and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Diana G
Reviewed 12 December 2018

This was part of our Cathedral of Learning tour and really was a surprising WOW tour. The student guide was awesome as were the rooms.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 December 2018

I asked the front desk if any other college/university does this, and he said he doesn't think so. Decorating a classroom to fit a particular country is such a unique concept, and Pitt does this so very well. The price is very reasonable ($4, and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 29 November 2018

Each time I visit Pittsburgh I make a point to visit and bring out-of-town guests who have never been to the Nationality Rooms at the University of Pittsburgh. I most recently visited in late August/early September and before that in March. I recommend paying $4...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank JeniferTravels
Reviewed 21 November 2018

This is a very fun activity for people of all ages. Rooms decorated and designed in many different nationalities.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank pittbrendat
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

The nationality rooms are really a quintessential part of the many immigrant communities represented in the city. The rooms on the 3rd floor are always open, but the ones on the first floor need a key. They are very strict about not handing out the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Bricheez
Reviewed 25 October 2018

I am so glad this was recommended to us to add to our visit. Most of the rooms were open to visit and there was information to give you details. You don't need a tour.

Date of experience: October 2018
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8 September 2018|
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Response from Amy_and_Jeremy | Reviewed this property |
We spent about an hour and did one floor of the rooms.
6 March 2018|
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Response from cuchinasafe | Reviewed this property |
I highly recommend another hidden secret of Pittsburgh. For 30 years I have taken visitors to the Nationality rooms and no one was ever disappointed. I recommend contacting them about their policy on pets.
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3 January 2017|
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Response from Norb K |
Yes, and use the entrance off of 5th Avenue to avoid steps. Elevators are available to use. I had a professor who used a wheelchair to teach and we used different class rooms in the building. There is public parking off... More