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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 86 attractions in Milwaukee
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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Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is the most beautiful church I have ever been in. The walls and the ceilings contain beautifully painted biblical scenes. It is truly a very moving experience to be inside this building.

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Wheaton, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Wow! From the streets of Milwaukee to Italy in just a few steps. One can't believe it! Gorgeous. We attended a tour at 11:00 on Sunday (after 10:00 mass) and were so glad to hear the history of this lovely church. A highlight of our trip to Milwaukee.

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Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Beautiful place, very quiet and brings you close to God. Go there and see the face of Christ. I've gone there for daily Mass as well and its a beautiful place.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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66 reviews 66 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I had the very distinct pleasure of hearing and seeing the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra perform here. What a stunning venue for such a performance. Definitely noticeable that it's modeled after St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Amazing acoustics and a feast for the eyes.

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Caught the tale end of a choir rehearsal and it was lovely. Amazing faux painting throughout. Free pamphlet describes how it was built from the recycled materials from a building being torn down in Chicago.

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Evanston, Illinois
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I've seen numerous European cathedrals, and let me say that this church stacks up very well. The church was patterned after St. Peters in Rome - need I say more? The outside looks pretty basic, but the inside, OO-LA-LA! Trés Magnifique! When you enter the Visitors Entrance, you are given a brochure that explains the different areas of the church.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Stunning, breath-taking Basilica that is extremely detailed. We loved the self guided and the history panels. The Sunlight flooding through the Stainglass windows with absolutely beyond words The real Hidden gem is the gift shop associate named Talia. She was polite, friendly, personable and extremely knowledgeable about the area. We appreciated your honesty and thanks to her we discovered some... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Neighborhood is not so great, but there is a parking lot. Loved everything else about the basilica. Loaded with history and gorgeous art.

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Milwaukee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Visiting the museum area to find out about the making of St. Josaphat, sitting in the basilica and enjoying the quiet surroundings, or experience the space during a musical event to appreciate the amazing acoustics that wrap you in beautiful sound make a visit to this space a must when in Milwaukee. Try to arrange a time to visit when... More

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Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A beautiful Basilica to visit. We took tour, read through brochure, & attended mass. An ornate & awesome place to see.

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