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St. John's Cathedral

802 N. Jackson St., Milwaukee, WI (Downtown)
414-276-9814
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Ranked #63 of 90 Attractions in Milwaukee
Type: Religious Sites
Most recent review
- Aug 3, 2014
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175 reviews 175 reviews
69 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This church is not as impressive as we had expected. It was easy to get to, and we were able to park right out in front (meter). There isn't much to look at, and we were only there a few minutes. If you are in the area, stop and look, otherwise, pass.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

As the seat of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, this Church is just as beautiful as you would expect. Gorgeous stained glass, impressive architecture, and incredible sound quality. The choir is beautiful during Mass. The Cathedral is open during the day and very quiet - great for folks working downtown who need a quiet place to pray and think.

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Mt Pleasant, WI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Before the modernization, it was a very beautiful Cathedral. Attending Mass with Bishop Dolan was very very heart warming.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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47 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

I had never seen the church prior to the "changes" so I had nothing to compare it to, but I attend a mass with my nephew prior to his confirmation and was impressed. Afterwards, we were given an informational tour, which I thoroughly enjoyed. The history of the church is impressive. There is also, now an interesting ghost tour that... More

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Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Awesome architecture, serene and peaceful. Worth a visit even if you don't attend mass

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

An old church, nothing compared to St. Josaphat . In downtown area and close to the east side

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

If you are a church architecture buff you have to this cathedral. Interesting blend of modern and traditional aspects. The sanctuary cross is a marvel.

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Milwaukee, Wi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

This is the home of the Archbishop. Several years ago it was dramatically modernized with more flexible seating. Christmas concerts are marvelous. Beauiful place for mass.

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Henderson, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011

I was staying a block from the St. John's Cathdral and decided to take a look inside. It was immediately apparent that someone thought the cathedral needed "updating" and made two ghastly changes: 1. A huge crown of thorns and crucifix hanging from the ceiling in the middle of the interior is hideous in so many ways it defies description.... More

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