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The Nationality Rooms

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Neighbourhood: North Oakland
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Address: 4200 Fifth Avenue, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
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+1 412-624-6000
09:00 - 16:00
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Game of Thrones!

I love walking through the Cathedral of Learning on the University of Pittsburgh's campus. It feels like you are walking into another age. The rooms are gorgeous and unique... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love walking through the Cathedral of Learning on the University of Pittsburgh's campus. It feels like you are walking into another age. The rooms are gorgeous and unique. Don't forget your camera!

Thank nelinaraeann
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On the 1st and 3rd floors of PITT'S Tower of Learning, the Nationality Rooms are mesmerizing. Each shows a piece of art, history, folk culture, and folk art, all rolled into one beautiful room in an already awe-inspiring architectural structure. The rooms will bring you closer to each ethnicity and culture as it was years ago and as many hope... More 

Thank Renee K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had no idea the number of nationality rooms included in this building! Wandering around and exploring was fun, we had a great time leaning some new things. Only not a five star because after a 45 minute wait we were still unable to get an audio guide- just given the keys to check out the rooms ourselves... but still... More 

Thank Michelle G
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

By the way, the picture shown is of the main hall, not a Nationality room. Each room is classroom size, and they're actually sometimes used for classes! Stop at the information desk and pick up the audio tour. You can enter rooms in any order, I believe there are about 30, so maybe look at them online first so you... More 

Thank scoutandboo1961
Chappaqua, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would say if you don't have time, the 3rd floor which is free of charge is very very nice. I would visit 3rd floor first, and then if you have enough time, visit the 1st floor which requires admission fee. Loved the very impressive Gothic hall.

Thank OrquidLady
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cathedral of Learning on the University of Pittsburgh's main Oakland Camus is home to a total of 30 Nationality Rooms representing the various ethnic cultures that our diverse population. These rooms are functional classrooms,used daily, and are designed, decorated and furnished beautifully to reflect the best features of each ethnic culture. Of these Nationality Room, nineteen (19) are original... More 

Thank MLPreik
Bridgeville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

it is a very nice place. must get the thing to listen to it gives you a lot of stories behind each and every room

Thank Alex I
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We visited when the holiday decorations were still up and that added to the beauty of many of the rooms. I learned a lot using the audio tour "guide" which is used on the first floor and is a hand held recorded device for each room. The 3rd floor has a recording that plays in each room. They are adding... More 

1 Thank ermagertz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

These rooms are so great to check out and the decor is so representative of the various nationalities. A place to check out for sure during the holidays.

Thank Norbert K
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

So much fun to take a tour of the Nationality Rooms. Some are better than others but all of the guides are terrific and it is truly worth peeking into them. Don't miss seeing these when you come to Pittsburgh. You don't need to take a tour of them (you can stop into the ones you want), but I would... More 

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