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Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh
(4.7/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
Cathedral of Learning is the centerpiece of University of Pittsburgh's main campus. The Gothic-style building towers at 163 m (535 ft), making it the tallest educational building in the western hemisphere. Explore inside to discover its study lounges, event hall, and food court. The building is famous for its nationality rooms; each is designed to celebrate a culture that has had an influence on Pittsburgh's growth, such as the African Heritage room, English room, and Chinese room. Be sure to head to the top floor for superb views of Pittsburgh. You can pick up an audio guide at the gift shop for more information about this remarkable building. Please note that some rooms might not be accessible during your visit if classes are in session. Add Cathedral of Learning to your Pittsburgh travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Pittsburgh travel itinerary maker.
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  • The Cathedral of Learning is a must see for anyone in the Pittsburgh area. Many updates to this historic building make it an incredible visit. Well worth your time. Especially around Christmas time. 
  • When you visit the Cathedral of Learning (a must see in the city) don`t miss the elevator to floor 36. You have a nice view of the city from there. Also visit the learning rooms. 
  • Really an impressive building, and well worth to go there once in a walk. Moreover, you can take the elevator up to the 38th floor, where you have a great view of the surrounding area. It is definitely a must to visit for only $4 to the Nationality Rooms: classrooms each according to the architecture of a particular country. The University restaurant, we can not recommend: the lunch that we had was really not comfortable, then there are many better options in the neighborhood.
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  • Amazing building, great views from the top. The 30 nationality rooms are fascinating too. But what a pity that Pittsburgh University forgot the most important one! Why is there no room, or even a suite, for the First Nations?
  • The Cathedral of Learning is one of those special places that help to make Pittsburgh what it is. Whether you're a student, alumni, or just visiting you should definitely take time to see the Cathedral or Learning. Go see the ethnic classrooms and learn something about cultures from all over the world! The Cathedral is a beautiful place and definitely worth a visit!
  • I studied here and worked here. It's a beautiful building. The Commons Room reminds youngsters of Hogwarts. Nationality Rooms on the 1st and 3rd floors are worth visiting. The view of the city from the 35 and 36 floors are breathtaking.
  • Cool gothic gothic skyscraper that is definitely worth seeing. You can get up to the 38th floor for some really amazing views.
  • If you love Harry Potter or Gothic architecture, check this place out! It is free and you can walk around by yourself. This 40 floor building is near the Carnegie Museums and a must see if you're in the area. Take the elevators to the 36th for nice views of Pittsburgh.