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Basilica of St. Josaphat

2333 S 6th St, Milwaukee, WI 53215
+1 414-645-5623
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Ranked #1 of 90 Attractions in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Owner description: The Basilica of St. Josaphat is a ministry of the Conventual Franciscans on the South Side of Milwaukee in Historic Lincoln Village. The Basilica is... more » Owner description: The Basilica of St. Josaphat is a ministry of the Conventual Franciscans on the South Side of Milwaukee in Historic Lincoln Village. The Basilica is a Franciscan center for prayer and spirituality, inspiration and beauty. It is home to a vibrant Roman Catholic parish and remains a testament to the faith of the Polish immigrants that created it. We invite you to join us for a visit, a tour, for worship or in prayer. « less
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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236 reviews 236 reviews
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We did not do the tour just walked in and looked around, took a few photos and left. It is very beautiful.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Breathtakingly beautiful. Daily Mass in a chapel downstairs was wonderful. Lovely ladies tend to the little gift shop.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Amazing architecture and breathtaking art make this truly a house of God: tabernaculum Dei. Named for St Josephat, the Archbishop of the kingdom of Poland in the early 1600s and martyr for unity between Catholic and Orthodox Churches. It was projected on the plan of St Peters in Rome! After only 3 years of sacrifice, labor and faith on behalf... More

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Morris, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

what a beautiful experience and my daughter was in awe. just beautiful. the artwork in the church aspiring. surprise chaple downstairs.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Yes, Milwaukee, you have an American treasure. The history combined with the magnificent interior add up to a spectacular church that is rare if not unequaled in the United States. Comparisons to European churches are not a stretch. Please, make the effort to visit and show your appreciation with a nice donation. Do not be put off by the neighborhood.... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Beautiful Basilica that is open to the public. We were lucky enough to see the tail end of a wedding while there. The drive is a ways out but you'll be glad you took the time. Absolutely breathtaking!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This church was well worth the hour thirty minute drive up from Chicago. As you approach it from the street you can't help but notice its massive size. Upon entry (which is to the right of the main steps) we were greeted by who I assumed to be a member of the church. He handed us a brochure and told... More

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High Bridge, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

What an unbelievable Basilica. It was constructed with over 4 million Mosaic Tiles. The history of it and the causes it represented were extremely important to all and every people as it tried to embody the true reasons of a Church and it's representations. It is truly magnificent just for the architecture but even more important for what it tried... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

When you think of rust belt cities, you do not think of European Old World Grandeur. The outside architecture of this church is certainly beautiful, but it does not prepare you for the lavish interiors. The profusion of marble, the soaring dome, and the statuary are superb.

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PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This Basilica was beautiful. It reminded me of some of the great churches that we have seen in Europe. Lots of historical information. Truly impressive and worth the trip. Free on street parking.

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