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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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Hungarian? English?

These are so unique - if you have visited those countries, you know that the essence of the people... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Saint Louis, Missouri
Great ways to get culture

Excellent way to see various cultures decorating styles. My favorite ceiling was of the Polish... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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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 yesterday

These are so unique - if you have visited those countries, you know that the essence of the people is here. Best is that local immigrants groups planned and financed them. Thank you, Pittsburgh immigrants!

Thank Midwestadvocate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent way to see various cultures decorating styles. My favorite ceiling was of the Polish Room- looks like a duplicate of one in Wawel Castle in Krakow Poland...but all of the onces we saw were really nice! I'd visit again.

Thank Chuck42_43
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had heard about the Nationality Rooms at the University of Pittsburgh for years and finally was able to see a few. I got there at 3pm because I read they were open until 4:30. The audio tour option was over so I did my...More

Thank Jackbear
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unique experience. Tour it alone or pay $4 for the audio tour. I was glad I had the audio to guide me through all of the nationality rooms. Well worth seeing.

Thank Annette H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't want to over hype it and see you disappointed, but it was one of my favorite places I've ever visited. I wrote a massive review of the cathedral of learning and included my review of the nationality rooms there. That said, I don't...More

Thank Wtcbearum
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This audio tour cost just $4 and was worth every penny and more. Self guided tour of the wonderful classrooms decorated in the style of different countries. A really unique experience that I dont think you'd find anywhere else in the world.

Thank gemflanagan
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Elevator takes you to top, you can view entire Pittsburgh hills. Bottom floor kinds of dark (even with light on) but is big hall you can rest. Restroom on 1st floor.

Thank Ben R
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Each room is interesting and worth inspecting. I found it quiet when I visited, so it's a good place to go and get away from the buzz of the city.

Thank jugglerAndrew
Reviewed 31 July 2017

What a unique attraction. The Chinese room is just gorgeous. Some are more ornate than others, but they all have something to offer and they are worth a visit. Great way to learn a little about the nationalities that settled in the Pittsburgh area.

Thank dwaNtheATL
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is in the middle of Pitt's campus and is a great place to see and learn about various nationalities. We have taken many people there over the years and everyone loves it. The architecture is beautiful too.

Thank Lorraine G
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Ann L
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
11 November 2016|
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Response from Carol1921 | Reviewed this property |
It is free unless you want a Cassette to take around and listen to what each room has to offer. I think it was about $4.00.