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Cathedral of Learning

University of Pittsburgh, 4200 5th Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
+1 412-624-6000
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The Cathedral of Learning is a phenomenal building worth a visit. The structure is beautiful, and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
kimstamps
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
This place is SO cool! It's Hogwarts!

If you are visiting or here for a Campus tour, check this place out! Make sure you have your... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CWestcott
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Media, Pennsylvania
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University of Pittsburgh, 4200 5th Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
North Oakland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Cathedral of Learning is a phenomenal building worth a visit. The structure is beautiful, and the bottom floor looks like a scene out of Hogwarts! You'll love the arches, iron gate and architecture. The nationality rooms are also lovely, with features from several countries.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting or here for a Campus tour, check this place out! Make sure you have your cameras ready! It's a real-world Hogwarts!!!

Thank CWestcott
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I may be biased, as I graduated from Pitt. #h2p Honestly, it’s not worth a cross country trek, but if you’re site seeing it Pittsburgh it’s worth a trip into Oakland. It’s beautiful, it’s unique, and it’s free!

Thank AuntTraci
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This building is open to the public after 8:00 am. The pictures you see online are only a small part of this building. It is like stepping back in time. The International classroom there was so may little details to see in each room, the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

awesome building. looks like a castle everywhere you look. huge everything, very authentic. beautiful!

Thank csegarra
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such an amazingly beautiful gem, I only spent an hour here and visited the Nationality Rooms on the 3rd floor, but loved what I saw. So jealous that students get to study in this gorgeous building. Will come again to explore more. Was not expecting...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even on a cold February day, walking around the grounds of the Cathedral of Learning was a perfect way to spend the afternoon. The building itself has so much detail in the architecture. Worth a visit, but not much to see inside.

1  Thank Emma B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first saw this building by watching videos on You Tube. I went to Pittsburgh last year (May 27 & 28, 2017) and I went to the Cathedral of Learning and it was awesome to finally get to be standing inside this awesome building. I...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Cathedral of Learning in Oakland to visit during the Christmas holiday season. It was so very interesting to visit the different rooms and see the dancing from different backgrounds. What a wonderful, beautiful experience. A must see.

Thank Gemma C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did a quick drop in- on the Pitt campus. Beautiful educational skyscraper with art deco hints. The highlight is visiting the international classrooms...located on the first and third floors...great way to highlight contributions of the many immigrants moving into the Pittsburgh area over the past...More

Thank Tim T
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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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