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St. John's Cathedral

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Address: 802 N. Jackson St., Milwaukee, WI
Phone Number: 414-276-9814
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This is a beautiful place. Don't miss the Hallelujah chorus around the holidays. Unfortunately, this cathedral can be locked when you really need it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2015
Columbia, South Carolina

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Pelican Lake, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The outside of the Cathedral does not represent what is inside. What must have been an amazing interior at one time now looks like a hack job where someone couldn't make up their mind what they wanted. The main crucifix is an artistic horror. The portraits of the Milwaukee Archbishops are lovely. The tabernacle is beautiful, but you really have... More 

Thank OnThatLake
Baldwyn, Mississippi
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

I walked on a pedestrian crosswalk which was painted like the perfect replica of a piano keyboard and entered Cathedral Square Park. Could this be a clue as to what happens in that lovely park in the middle of Milwaukee? Yes, it is home to "Jazz in the Park" which is enjoyed all summer along as well as other favorite... More 

1 Thank vonKC
Columbia, South Carolina
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23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This is a beautiful place. Don't miss the Hallelujah chorus around the holidays. Unfortunately, this cathedral can be locked when you really need it.

Thank mom2mcjc
dallas/fort worth, tx
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290 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Very beautiful. Don't miss the cornerstone on the left side of exterior. On Wednesday's at 12:30 free concerts are given inside. We visited today (Thursday) and were amazed at the Pipe Organs being practiced inside. Absolutely fantastic experience. Interior is adorned with beautiful stained glass and mosaic stations of the cross, and gold crowned Corinthian columns.

Thank cswbkw
Verona, WI
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33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This isn't fancy like the basilica, but it is stunning in the artwork that is there. There are mosaic Stations of the Cross, the most stunning statue of Mary I have ever seen, but the weirdest crucifix I have ever seen. Jesus is supposed to be holding a dove in his hand, but we thought it was a wishbone! Once... More 

Thank Carol S
dayton, oh
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70 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This church was a very average modern looking church in the inside. It was not impressive at all. I recommend skipping this attraction.

Thank Mary O
Las Vegas, Nevada
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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is where I was confirmed. Love the greatness of this Cathedral. There isn't much to compare it to in Wisconsin when looking at Cathedrals or Churches.

Thank Derek M
Dyersville, Iowa
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62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I was surprised to find out how modern the inside felt for such an old church. The seating is on individual chairs set in an arc with the kneelers on the chair in front of you. The music was very good. We attended 9:30 mass on a Sunday morning and could park easily out front. The church is very ornate... More 

Thank lynne G
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405 reviews
186 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 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.

2 Thank Ricmar60
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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95 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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.

4 Thank ckopczyk

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