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“So much to take in...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Basilica of St. Josaphat

Basilica of St. Josaphat
2333 S 6th St, Milwaukee, WI 53215
+1 414-645-5623
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Ranked #1 of 92 Attractions in Milwaukee
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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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.
Chicago, Illinois
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“So much to take in...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

No words can describe how beautiful this church is. Every inch is covered in detailed artwork. They have tours available which help give more info and the basement has a very well laid out timeline to read about how it started all the way until today. Highly recommend. Neighborhood not so good.

Visited November 2012
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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“Well worth the visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We arrived just as a wedding was ending. It was lit up and looking amazing. If you are anywhere near this, you must stop by.

Visited November 2012
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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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“Historic Beauty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We attended Sunday mass at the Basilica & took a tour afterwards. The history of this church is incredible. A must see even if you aren't Catholic.

Visited December 2011
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Michigan
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“Amazing!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We went to Mass here at 10:00, and there was a short 'guided' tour and explanation after the Mass. The view of this church is amazing everywhere you look. From the exterior, full of architectural beauty, and the inside is just gorgeous. Every single thing was decorated, the ceiling and walls are full of paintings of Jesus and the saints. The pillars were sculpted marbles, and the stained glass were beautiful, too. Definitely a must see for visitors, considering it is free and oh so beautiful.

Visited July 2012
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San Mateo, CA
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“Beautiful! Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This Basilica is so beautiful. It is modeled after St. Peters in Rome. Lots of local history. We attended Mass on Saturday evening and between the beauty of the building, the organ music and the wonderful lady singing....you would think you were in heaven. Not Catholic? It is still worth visit as the architecture and materials used to build it is amazing. In the 1920's it was one of three Basilica's in the United States. Will return on my next visit to Milwaukee.

Visited November 2012
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