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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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Such majesty!

We had been to the Basilica about a year before for a concert, and we were awed. We took some visitors there right after Christmas when we learned that it was open to the public... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
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near Milwaukee, WI
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near Milwaukee, WI
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We had been to the Basilica about a year before for a concert, and we were awed. We took some visitors there right after Christmas when we learned that it was open to the public during certain hours--for free! The ceilings are truly awesome, and everything is so elegant. Don't miss the lowest level, which has panels about its history,... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We heard classical music there--fabulous! It was a sound & visual delight. We will try to catch another concert there.

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Suffolk, VA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My family and I attended the 1000 Mass at the Basilica of St. Josaphat. The choir was outstanding and the Mass was solemn and beautiful. The Basilica itself is breathtaking and there is a walking tour for those who would like to learn more. A must see!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Last March, I needed to break out of my winter doldrums and decided to check out this Milwaukee gem based on the ratings on this site. I arrived early for the Sunday 10 am mass and took in the beauty of the basilica. Following mass, I stuck around for the tour they offer. An adorable older Polish gentleman guided our... More 

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minneapolis
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This was a really great experience for both practicing catholics and non practicing catholics. There is a ton of history here. We took the self-guided tour, but were told that they maybe starting guided tours soon.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This basillica has an interesting past worth looking into. A shining star and perhaps a hidden gem when it comes to historic Milwaukee.

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Berlin, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This basilica is on par with European churches. The exterior and interior are gorgeous, a must see. There is a small museum in the basement explaining the very interesting history and construction. They occasionally offer tours for a little more insight but not much better than you can get from the museum.

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Loves Park, Illinois, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I was stunned at how beautiful this church was! what an incredible story of how it was built. The displays & visitor area is very well done! I am catholic. Was very special for me. The young lady in the gift shop was warm & friendly. Highly recommend

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Chicago
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Superb interior, rivals basilica's of Europe on a smaller scale. Nice gift shop across the street. Beautifully decorated for Christmas.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The Vigil service at Christmas at 4pm was packed to the rafters! Beautiful 1800's basilica with perfect acoustics. Don't miss it.

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