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A fun, cultural experience.

The Cathedral of Learning is an architecturally beautiful building. There are numerous rooms... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2011
Vancouver, Washington
Quite unusual

If you are ever in Pittsburgh, PA and want to see something different, visit the Cathedral of... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2011
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 10 June 2011

The Cathedral of Learning is an architecturally beautiful building. There are numerous rooms designed by people from the country they represents and seating in each room to accomodate a class. In some of the rooms, you push a switch when you enter and you hear...More

Date of experience: May 2011
4  Thank Pennsylvaniajudi
Reviewed 25 May 2011

If you are ever in Pittsburgh, PA and want to see something different, visit the Cathedral of Learning on the Campus of the University of Pittsburgh (aka Pitt). A skyscraper, 23 stories tall known as the "tallest school in theworld" (or something to that effect)...More

Date of experience: May 2011
1  Thank Moank52
Reviewed 22 May 2011

This is an incredible building both inside and out. The nationality rooms are an amazing history lesson. As other have mentioned, there is also something special about the fact that you have to unlock each of the rooms as you go the them, it really...More

Date of experience: May 2011
3  Thank BowtieJohn
Reviewed 31 January 2011

It was really interesting. Each classroom is beautiful and well documented. Price is very low and that place us awesome. Which I studied there.

3  Thank bibopMarseille
Reviewed 18 October 2010

This was a truly unique spot so don't pass it by if you are here on a day when the university is not in session. We went on Columbus Day and there were a number of couples/groups doing the tour as well. As someone on...More

1  Thank PAfamily07
Reviewed 16 October 2010

Thanks to prior reviewers for their tips! We went on a weekday with classes in session, so we only saw a few rooms. Still, it was way cool to see students actually utilizing the rooms and studying everywhere. Rooms we did get to see were...More

1  Thank Arborvitaes
Reviewed 12 August 2010

We loved the Nationality Rooms. We went on a Wednesday in early August. Campus wasn’t very crowded. The narration for the first floor rooms is on a tape recorder. You need the recorder and key to the rooms from the guide desk. The rooms on...More

Thank Jeff_Zweber
Reviewed 24 April 2009

I can't say enough good things about the Cathedral of Learning. We tried going to visit during a school day but most of the rooms had classes. Instead, came back on Saturday when we had the place to ourselves. Each room is incredibly detailed and...More

2  Thank tanders
Reviewed 26 March 2009

I love this place, but I have only been able to visit a few times because the visitor center that rents out the tape players and keys for the tour close at 2:30 pm daily. That's way to early, so if you plan on visiting...More

2  Thank Heather P
Reviewed 20 January 2009

We snuck in to them as most were open but you can buy a tour as the previous reviewer mentioned. The German one will make you feel as if you are in the university in Heidelburg or some similar place. The building itself is terrific...More

1  Thank JohnTheBear
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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.