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Cathedral of Learning

University of Pittsburgh, 4200 5th Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
+1 412-624-6000
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Just a little dull...

For such a building, gloriously towering over the rest of the University of Pittsburgh's sprawling... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
London, United Kingdom

The Cathedral of Learning is easily the most beautiful classroom building on any college campus... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sheila C
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University of Pittsburgh, 4200 5th Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
North Oakland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

For such a building, gloriously towering over the rest of the University of Pittsburgh's sprawling campus, to be such a disappointment was disheartening. Surrendering a driving licence as a form of photo ID got us a key that would open a series of doors on...More

Thank PaulMFord
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cathedral of Learning is easily the most beautiful classroom building on any college campus. Each room is designed in the theme of a different country .

Thank Sheila C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if the nationality rooms aren't open, it is worth the time to walk the common areas in the building. The stone work and high ceilings are beautiful, have sketched here in my youth. Unknown if they still allow visitors to the top, time constraints...More

Thank Mbv9415
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as part of the college tour. Found it amazing that the building has offices, somehow pictures didn’t convey that aspect. It’s an old but stunning architecture with certain symmetry that is pleasing. Attention to detail with minimal Gothic design makes it stand tall in...More

Thank Sabmar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful old building throughout with 16 international rooms decorated in the 30's and 40's by architects from those countries to reflect their home country. During the Holidays they may actually have themed displays reflecting the holidays in those countries. We visited during...More

Thank Ed Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing! The international rooms were unique and awesome! A must see! Set aside some time to walk this building!

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Cathedral of Learning as part of a tour of Pitt with a prospective student. The classrooms were unique and truly provide an amazing setting for learning. Being the Christmas season made this place more enchanting and worth the visit. Our tour guide...More

Thank Fabkids
Reviewed 8 December 2017

so much fun to see all the countries rooms decorated and the daily decor is fun to read about too. It is a class in session so you have to be quiet

Thank marylour999
Reviewed 7 December 2017

It truly is a cathedral of learning. With the many rooms and ethnic areas you can spend hours walking into the different rooms.

Reviewed 6 December 2017

We spent 90 minutes on our tour and it could have easily been half a day. It was very interesting to hear the knowledge shared from the tour guides (husband & wife couple). The view from the 34th floor was great. I will be back...More

1  Thank Tried_it_loved_it
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Heather K
13 October 2017|
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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.
14 September 2016|
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Response from amybgoldstein37 | Reviewed this property |
We have found parking on the neighboring side streets.
Ralph J
25 April 2016|
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Response from AggieJoe79 | Reviewed this property |
Most of the ones we saw looked accessible. There are elevators that provide access to all the floors.