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Cathedral of Learning

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Neighbourhood: North Oakland
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Address: University of Pittsburgh, 4200 5th Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Unless you are a student of Pitt or staff, you can't go into many places inside the COL, but the entire downstairs floor is absolutely stunning! The place looks like an old... read more

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Stuart, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unless you are a student of Pitt or staff, you can't go into many places inside the COL, but the entire downstairs floor is absolutely stunning! The place looks like an old castle! It is by far one of my favorite places just to sit, look up and marvel at the inside of this building!!

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although we were just visiting, I wish I could have the opportunity to study in one of the 30 nationality rooms each decorated to represent a specific country. Located on the first and third floors, these complete classrooms provide a peek into a bygone age. Definitely, one of the highlights of our visit.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Cathedral of Learning was the #1 place I wanted to make sure I visited - the classrooms dedicated to various nations: Japan to India to Turkey to Romania to Sweden, & many more. Amazing!

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Huntington, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I wish I referred to Tripadvisor before visiting. I didn't realize that there was so much to the building. We were walking around and decided to go in. The inside was even more stunning than the outside. It was so cool to see students actually studying inside and around the Cathedral.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting building. Very tall, of course, with a commanding view of the university, city and surrounding land. As soon as I walked in I thought - Hogwarts! Saw the various "nationality rooms" on the 3rd floor. Took the elevator to the 36th floor. Ver nice :) Definitely worth a visit.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second time visiting but the first time while classes were in session. If you want to be able to see all the country rooms, be sure to visit in the summer. This place is just beautiful and make sure to visit the 36th floor to see the incredible view of the city.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit Pittsburgh, take some time to visit the Cathedral. When you walk in you will not believe you are in Pittsburgh. Take the elevator up to the 36th floor and gaze out the windows - you will not be disappointed.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building is a beauty and the Nationality rooms simply brilliant. I felt so much proud while in the Greek room... Fantastic views from the top floor. We took the elevator up there. It is a very inspiring environment for reading... Such a unique atmosphere...

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pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The nationality rooms were amazing. Rooms are both on the first and third floors. Self tour was $4 pp - well worth it. You can either do the audio or read the descriptions in each of the rooms. Architecture inside bldg was magnificent. A must do if you are in the area!

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Cary, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were treated to a private tour of this gorgeous building. As I've told many people, it is like walking into a gothic cathedral or Hogwarts. They have Nationality classrooms that are decorated according to the country that hosts the room. For example, the Norway room is decorated like a home in Norway. All materials are authentic and done by... More 

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