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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 76 Attractions in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: The Basilica of St. Josaphat is a ministry of the Conventual Franciscans on the South Side of...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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.

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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I am from Milwaukee and am embarrassed by the fact my first visit was when I was 45 years old. This Bacilica is beautiful. We attend service twice a year at this parish and one of the times is Christmas Eve afternoon. What a spiritual experience. Even if you can not attend service, please visit. There is history boards in... More 

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Marion, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Definitely worth a visit while visiting Milwaukee. The stained glass and wood work are pretty impressive.Very nice church

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The neighborhood around the basilica is one where a few different languages are spoken. Enter through the gift shop so you can pick up a brochure that explains the artwork and stained glass windows. It's a very peaceful place, that smells like wood and beeswax. A handful of people were praying while we were there looking around. Depending on your... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Like going to Rome without all the hassle of traveling that far!! The dome is especially awe-inspiring.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Yeah, this is one gorgeous building. I just went for mass, and it's very cool if it's the type of thing you're into. In the end though, it's just a really big church.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Good service and crowd. We were traveling and all of our family in the Milwaukee area came and also felt the same

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I stumbled on reviews of St. Josaphat when looking for something to do on an afternoon n Milwaukee. I grew up 45 miles away and had never heard of it! We were lucky enough to view the interior all by ourselves. It is pretty magnificent and not at all what you'd expect in that neighborhood. On the basement walls there... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Basilica of St. Josephat is huge! Has beautiful interior with stained glass windows and great sculptures. We recently had been to St. Joseph basilica in Montreal which was great too but this one close to home is equally good. Staff is helpful.

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is an amazing church. It is so beautiful. It is a blessing to be here and admire the beautiful interior and the stained glass.

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Milwaukee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is a most amazing Church, both from a religious/spiritual perspective as well as an architectural/historical one. Whether you're a visitor or a local that hasn't been, please go-- you won't be disappointed.

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