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The Nationality Rooms

4200 5th Ave, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260-0001
+1 412-624-6000
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A Highlight

We love different cultures so this was interesting to see. Being a student in one of those... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jane C
What A Gem!

Hats off to who ever came up with this idea! What a gem. Simply marvelous. About 25 class rooms... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Asheville, North Carolina
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4200 5th Ave, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260-0001
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+1 412-624-6000
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We love different cultures so this was interesting to see. Being a student in one of those classrooms would be awesome.

Thank Jane C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hats off to who ever came up with this idea! What a gem. Simply marvelous. About 25 class rooms have been done up in the style and décor of those 25 countries with a beautiful commentary to accompany the visit. However it was disappointing that...More

Thank ZenHealer7
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful place and the Nationality Rooms are very interesting. To go in the 3rd floor rooms is free - some were open and some were not. To go into the 2nd floor rooms which are the original rooms, you pay a $7.00...More

Thank Cynthia H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cathedral of Learning is a historical landmark and the National Rooms are classrooms within the Cathdral of Learning. This building is a a must visit cornerstone for University of Pittsburgh.

Thank David L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful building; outdated yet funny and well done décor in the rooms, revealing of what respectful human universalism looked like at some epoch or another. All in all though, what a powerful statement to erect a sanctum and a tower such as this to higher...More

Thank Daniel-Big-Ox
Reviewed 11 May 2017

I have been here a couple of times and the quality of the program depends on your guide. I went there with a school group. One guide was very good and we saw a lot and another guide was boring and talked way too much...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 28 April 2017

After a friend showed me her photos of the Nationality Rooms, I knew that I had to make this my #1 visit in Pittsburgh, & I was not disappointed. Unique & fascinating decor in each of the rooms & how cool that they're free &...More

Thank BaliloverNewYork
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Each room is quite small, has a lot of interesting artwork from the respective country. Nice wooden furniture and seating arrangement, to accommodate a small class. A chalk board cleverly hidden behind an artwork panel. Some of the rooms I saw were - the Turkish...More

Thank vacation-wallah
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Housed in the cathedral of Learning on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The classroom represent countries from around the world and are beautifully constructed, each one unique in itself. I would recommend scheduling a tour, as some of the rooms are not accessible...More

Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed 13 April 2017

So detailed and a great experience. Furniture and artifacts from each country. Learned a lot and very interesting. Had each room to ourselves on a Saturday morning.

Thank scoochy12
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Ann L
Is this handicapped and wheel chair accessible?
2 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
How much is admission?
11 November 2016|
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Response from 439dee | Reviewed this property |
Free. Stop in gift shop for an outline or map of the rooms. Helpful guide. We went when classes weren't in session, early May.