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Gothic architecture that is amazing. The Nationality Rooms are amazing and educational and some of... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2019
Stunning architecture and facinating rooms of countries around rhe world.

A must see during your visit to Pittsburgh. Go to the highest floor by the main elevator and then... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2018
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Reviewed 1 January 2019

Gothic architecture that is amazing. The Nationality Rooms are amazing and educational and some of the best in the world. You feel like you are traveling the world without leaving the building. Christmas time is an especially great time to visit these rooms. When the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 31 December 2018

A must see during your visit to Pittsburgh. Go to the highest floor by the main elevator and then look for the secret elector to the top floor for expansive views. I went Christmas time and the rooms were decorated beautifully.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

All rooms are worth to visit. Maybe boring to young kids. Definitely worth to take a quick visit if you have time. The Chinese room is horrible. They might get the idea from some old Chinatown restaurants.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank XiangC11
Reviewed 12 December 2018

A wonderful surprise. This Gothic Study Center is a masterpiece. We toured several of the "country" rooms which were decorated for the Christmas holidays in their particular tradition.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Just visited about a dozen of the individual nationality rooms. It’s like a whirlwind world tour! Each has its own flavor and personality. Or rooms coming soon. TIP: About 15 rooms available on first floor and 15 more on third floor; allow at least an...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

Our guided tour of the Nationality Rooms was fabulous. Learned why the university asked countries with immigrant populations living and working in Pittsburgh in the 1930’s and 40’s to showcase their art and cultures. An enlightened and inspiring window to the many who made and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 14 November 2018

I'm always amazed that there aren't more people up on the 36th floor of this magnificent building for the best free views!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

Was described to us quite accurately as the Hogwarts of Pitt! An impressive cathedral inside and out. Viewable from blocks around. You can not get lost on campus because you can always just look to the Cathredal to find your bearings!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

Visiting the Cathedral of Learning is like taking a trip around the world without leaving Pittsburgh. The national rooms are inspiring and really give you a flavor of the countries they represent.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ann M
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Visiting the Pitt Cathedral of Learning is really cool for visitors and locals. They have Nationality Rooms decorated for each country. You can go on a self guided tour. You can also go to the top to see the view of Oakland. I go every-time...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Nikki M
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Need to know if I can attain my GED at the Cathedral of learning.
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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.