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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 88 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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Middlebury, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Have seen churches in London, Germany and the National Cathedral in DC and throughout the US and was really impressed and moved by the beauty of this church. Seats 1200 people and building stones were salvaged from a Chicago post office. Admission is free.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Completely beautiful place. One of a kind. I wasn't expecting to be so impressed, but It surprised me.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

the paintings and old paupats brings to back to a bit of religious history. This is a must stop for artists and historians.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Tour guide did a great job. They all volunteer and are committed and conscientious. Maybe the most remarkable church building in the state of WI.

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188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Absolutely beautiful. We went there for 4.30 Mass on Saturday while visiting the area...and saw an absolutely stunning basilica. It is worth taking the extra time to visit as well as a tour, if time permits. Made from stones from the old US Post Office in Chicago in the late 1800s the basilica boasts ...at one time...the 2nd largest dome... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Community financed, this homage to St. Peters is one of three basilicas in the U.S., and beautifully done inside. Definitely worth a visit.

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Overland Park, KS
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

So worth taking time out of a busy schedule to visit this church. The history behind it is amazing. For instance, when it was originally built, they only put in one bathroom because all the workers just walked home and used their own! And during the war when they added on, the women of the parish sold their wedding rings... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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184 reviews 184 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Well worth a visit. Take advantage of their weekly free tour 11am on Sundays. Interesting and beautiful building. Try to get upstairs to visit the huge pipe organ in the balcony!

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Oak Creek, Wisconsin, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I have been to the Basilica over five times with different friends and family and this structure never fails to awe and inspire. Its free to go in, just park on west side of parking lot and walk in back door. Always open. The main sanctuary has a dome that rivals the catherals of Europe, loads of stained glass and... More

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Perhaps you have never been in a Basilica? Or.. even know what makes it different from just any ol church? Walk into St Josaphat and see. Prepare to have your breath taken away. See what wonderful builders man can be.

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