Cultural District, Pittsburgh

Cultural District, Pittsburgh

Downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District is a 14 square block area that includes theaters, art galleries, restaurants and shopping. There are also a number of important landmarks scattered through the Cultural District that should not be missed by any visitors to Pittsburgh.

Self-guided walking tours of Pittsburgh's Cultural District might start with a walk along the Allegheny Riverfront Park. From there, tourists can walk through the District to see such historic structures as the 1903 Byham Theater, 1928's Benedum Center, the August Wilson Center for African American Culture and Heinz Hall.

Visitors may wish to stop to take in a show at one of the many concert halls and theaters. They can also see the Pittsburgh Ballet, the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. There are also a number of open spaces for performances and art exhibitions.

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Sight Name: Cultural District
Sight Location: Pittsburgh, USA (See walking tours in Pittsburgh)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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