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Basilica of St. Josaphat

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Address: 2333 S 6th St, Milwaukee, WI 53215
Phone Number: +1 414-645-5623
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Description: The Basilica of St. Josaphat is a ministry of the Conventual Franciscans...
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.
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In awe of it's grandeur and beauty

We came by here but it was closed, but wow..from the hwy you can see it and it's huge. There is parking in the rear. I'll probably come here tomorrow to see the inside

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We came by here but it was closed, but wow..from the hwy you can see it and it's huge. There is parking in the rear. I'll probably come here tomorrow to see the inside

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I haven't been here in a few years. But this is an awesome piece of archtechure. To beautiful to describe with words. A proud piece of Milwaukee, Polish and Christian history.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Basilica of St. Josaphat was built through the dedication of the originally-Polish people of Milwaukee. Around the cupola inside the Polish text makes this clear. The Basilica reminds everyone who comes of its European tradition by its rich demonstration of the Roman Catholic faith through the artful prentations all around including the leaded glass windows ,the altar and yes... More 

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Cleveland
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

There are very few churches in the United States that can compare with this Basilica! It is an amazing building and has been wonderfully maintained. You do not need to have a tour guide as there are explanations in the areas away from the sanctuary. There is a nice little gift shop in the newer addition and a larger gift... More 

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Hales Corners, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Marianne did a marvelous job in helping us to organize our college alumnae group tour of St. Josaphat Basilica.  We chose to visit the Basilica because a number of us had Polish connections and had relatives who had worked on the building.  In addition to being an inspirational house of worship, St. Josaphat is a magnificent structure with a very... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is a lovely, lovely church. We were not able to get a tour but felt it not necessary. There is a well written, easy to follow written history about the church in the halls before entering the lower chapel. The women in the gift shop- the first area you see upon entering- was very friendly and informative. The basement... More 

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Woodstock, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The history behind this beautiful Basilica tells the history of the different ethnic groups in Milwaukee. It reminded me of some of the terrific churches in Europe. It doesn't take a lot of time and parking is easy. Worth the stop and you will get some great pictures.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I had some time to kill on my way to the airport and decided to drop in and view. It was well worth the detour. If you enjoy religious art and architecture, you will be impressed. If you enter through the bookstore area, you will go through some hallways lined with exhibits that explain the history of St. Josaphat. You... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I really enjoyed visiting this place. The cathedral domed ceiling was exquisite and the intricate marble work was beautiful! I'm not religious but I do admire beautiful buildings. If you're in the area stop on by and check it out!! You won't be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Enjoyed going to this church, it is very ornate. Lots of history to read & learn. Has a gift shop on site.

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