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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 91 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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Lima, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

We loved our visit to this basilica. It obviously has been renovated recently, and part of the renovations included a description of the history of this grand building. Any fan of grand architecture should not miss this. It was a little hard to get to because of the road construction nearby, but it was worth the extra effort. Glorious windows!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Words cannot describe the interior, one has to see to appreciate. A gem on the south side of Milwaukee.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

When you walk up, hell when you drive by, and see what looks like a rundown cathedral in a rundown part of town with a junky parking lot you don't really think much of this place. When you step inside though (for free, mind you), you might utter the words "holy s****" (like I did). It is absolutely breathtaking inside.... More

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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

While both looking for a place to go to church on Sunday, as well as planning out our Sunday, noticed that this Basillica was rated the number one place to visit in Milwaukee. Seemed an easy two-fer. We walked into the Basiilica and were stunned. The artwork in the church has been fully restored to it's original condition. We stayed... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

If you are looking to celebrate a Traditional Sunday liturgy in an ornate worship space, the Basilica of St Josaphat is the Catholic Church to attend.. Plan on attending earlier or staying later than Scheduled Mass Times...Spend the extra time looking at the detailed artwork and of course taking a few extra moments in prayer time.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

All the positives are true. On top of that, the "new" addition has a timeline of the Basilica's history downstairs by the gift store (also, this is where the rest rooms are). It's really an interesting story that brings in some of the history of the Polish in the city as well as a neat twist related to Chicago. Superb... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Visited the Basilica during a recent Milwaukee stay-cation. The Basilica has added an informational area since the last time I visited. It lends to the experience. The church itself is an unbelievable architectural feat. It is remarkable that it was built from the remains of two other buildings!.. . The Basilica reminds me very much of many of the churches... More

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Yonkers, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

A "must see" in Milwaukee. Rivals Rome. You won't believe your eyes! FREE! A donation would be nice. You have to see it to believe it.

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Longwood, Florida, United States
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95 reviews 95 reviews
35 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

In a quick stop, we decided to check out this Basilica. It was worth the stop. It was nice to sit in the chapel while I read the history of the church on my phone. There was no crowd and a nice parking lot to park in. The stained glass is very pretty, and the alter was beautiful.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

So beautiful. Difficult to take in all the beauty in a short time. Plan enough time to be able to catch your breath and explore.

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