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Basilica of St. Josaphat

2333 S 6th St, Milwaukee, WI 53215
+1 414-645-5623
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Ranked #2 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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Poughkeepsie, NY
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This Basilica compares in beauty, if not size, to St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, Italy. Well worth the trip if anywhere near Milwaukee, WI. No admission fee and free parking.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Went there this past Sunday - unfortunately all doors were locked so I could not a glimpse of the inside of the Basilica.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Pleas Please visit the Basilica in Milwaukee whether you are Catholic, Christian, Jewish or other. The space is expansive and beautifully restored..a delightful sound space for concerts as well. We pride ourselves with being Green but the priest and early parishioners put us to shame when they bought an old Post Office in Chicago and had it restructured as this... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Very Beatiful. Not many churches around to see that are this size and age. They have a very nice little visiting center. I would have liked a little brouchure for a self guided walking tour. One thing the they don't tell you is that many polish families took second morgages to help fiance the building just before the depression. Many... More

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South Bend, IN
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Beautifully restored church. Not as impressive as some other cathedrals/basilicas that retained an "older" feel, as this impresses a very "recently-refurbished" feeling. Still, very large, impressive, and beautifully detailed. Tour guide was very knowledgeable.

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Augusta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I can't name anything in particular that jumped out at me while visiting this basilica, but it is gorgeous inside and worth a short drive from downtown to do this self-guided tour. There is a minimal charge and free parking behind the facility.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Beeautiful basilica, a must see. It was built by Polish immigrants around 199-1920 (I think). There was a wedding going on, but we were allowed to peek from the back. There is also a beautiful small chapel as well. My only complaint (and I feel Catholic guilt about this!) is that in order to light a candle in front of... More

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Minot, North Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Very nice church, how does one not enjoy a well built church. The second best one I've been in, the one in st.paul is better though.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My wife and I have travelled to many of the finest chuches in Europe and the USA. I don't believe that there is any finer than Basillica St Josephat in MIlwaukee.

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florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Do not miss from seeing this BEAUTIFUL Basilica! A MUST SEE! We even attended Sunday Service here! You can tour & they also have a gift shop.

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