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Standing tall on the University of Pittsburgh campus, the Cathedral of Learning is a Late Gothic Revival structure that has become an icon of Pittsburgh listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Corners of the cathedral are decorated with elegant Gothic details. In fact, it is the second largest building with Gothic architecture in the world.

With 42 stories made of Indiana limestone and more than 2,000 rooms, the tower serves as the main university building of both classrooms and administrative offices. 30 rooms in particular remain a draw for visitors; they’re called the Nationality Rooms. Each represents a piece of Pittsburgh’s history, celebrating culture and influence dating back to 1787 when the university was founded.

The Nationality Rooms are themed with international heritage ranging in diversity from Early American and French to Chinese and Greek. They are fascinating to explore, almost like living museums, and often designed by architects abroad to reflect the art and traditions of each culture they represent. Collectively they tell the story of the many cultures that influenced the modern city Pittsburgh is today.

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Mon-Sat 9:00am-2:30pm (last tour), and Sun 11:00am-2:30pm
4200 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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HOP ON-HOP OFF TOUR PASS- All Day Tour Pass

HOP ON-HOP OFF TOUR PASS- All Day Tour Pass

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Explore Pittsburgh in a flexible, comprehensive way on a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Cover 21 stops that include all of the city's highlights, stepping off the bus to explore further on your own whenever you like. Listen to commentary on board the bus that addresses the architecture, history, art, and culture of Pittsburgh.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Essential Pittsburgh Experience - The One Tour to Take

Essential Pittsburgh Experience - The One Tour to Take

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Enjoy a private introduction to downtown Pittsburgh on this guided tour in and around the ‘Steel City.’ Begin with a trip to the top of Mount Washington via the iconic Duquesne Incline for a stellar, bird’s-eye view of Pittsburgh and the surrounding area. Then explore the popular North Shore, home to football’s Steelers, baseball’s Pirates and a variety of entertainment venues. Finally, cross the Allegany River toward downtown to see Pittsburgh’s Cultural District as well as the neighborhood of Oakland, home to the University of Pittsburgh. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 2 hours
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Best of the Burgh Walking Tour

Best of the Burgh Walking Tour

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Join us in this urban adventure where we'll show you some memorable sites, accompanied by a great narrative that will give you a profound understanding of this city. Learn all about the outstanding architecture, fascinating history, the lives of former titans of industry as well as fun hidden public art pieces of the Steel City. Get to see the main sites but also discover gems off the beaten paths. - Our tour guides are locals who truly love their city, they are very knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile for you if you are particularly interested in something. Groups are kept small to provide a personal experience. Kids and dogs are welcome as well!
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What are Cathedral of Learning hours of operation?
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Cathedral of Learning hours of operation: Mon-Sat 9:00am-2:30pm (last tour), and Sun 11:00am-2:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Cathedral of Learning tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Cathedral of Learning can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Cathedral of Learning 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Cathedral of Learning costs USD 29.95. Guided Cathedral of Learning tours start around USD 29.95 per person.
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