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The Nationality Rooms

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Very Interesting

We were fortunate enough to stumble upon the 50th Anniversary celebration. In addition to seeing... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
ForgetThisPlace
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Louisville, Kentucky
The Cathedral of Learning

This is a must see! Each classroom is dedicated to a specific country and the detail is beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Houston, Texas
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4200 5th Ave, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260-0001
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were fortunate enough to stumble upon the 50th Anniversary celebration. In addition to seeing all the rooms, we were invited to enjoy cookies and other treats from around the world, special exhibits, and an occasional performance. It made a very nice experience even nicer.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see! Each classroom is dedicated to a specific country and the detail is beautiful. I highly recommend a walk through.

Thank fadokv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Nationality Rooms are classrooms located in the Gothic Cathedral of Learning. The best time to visit is on weekends, when there are no classes. We had difficulty finding our way inside the building to reach the Nationality Rooms because there are specific entrance that...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Try to come when school is not in session to visit the distintively unique and exquisite Nationality Rooms that doubles as classrooms.

Thank Jimmiedewe
Reviewed 12 September 2018

This is a unique place with classrooms designed with different nations. For each room, you can flip a switch and an audio will turn on and give thorough information about the artifacts and culture. However, my friend and I went when school was in session....More

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Reviewed 9 September 2018

Relaxing way to learn about other cultures. Interesting to see each room decorated. Authentic decorations

Thank JADEV77
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Absolutely nothing to see, not worth the trip Even the tour guide questioned us going there. But I had read on TA it was a must see. See what I ask!

Thank marcy j
Reviewed 18 August 2018

This is an absolutely fascinating site — once you figure out how to get in. We visited on a Saturday when these classrooms wouldn't be in use. It took us a while, but we finally found the Information Center behind one bank of elevators in...More

Thank Jonathan K
Reviewed 6 August 2018

the whose atmosphere of the Cathedral of Learning is impressive, and it is well worth the visit simply to ride up to the 35th floor for the view, but the nationality rooms themselves are not that easy to see, due to one restriction or another....More

Thank Judith A
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Walk back in time visiting the main area in the Cathedral. Visit these rooms to see what classrooms looked like in other countries. There is a device that provides information about each room

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690CT
8 September 2018|
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Response from Amy_and_Jeremy | Reviewed this property |
We spent about an hour and did one floor of the rooms.
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6 March 2018|
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Response from cuchinasafe | Reviewed this property |
I highly recommend another hidden secret of Pittsburgh. For 30 years I have taken visitors to the Nationality rooms and no one was ever disappointed. I recommend contacting them about their policy on pets.
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2 January 2017|
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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
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