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“STUNNING - understatement” 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 76 Attractions in Milwaukee
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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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.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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“STUNNING - understatement”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

This Basilica is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. We visited during the Doors of Milwaukee event and spent a great deal of time in the church. I took many photos to capture the sheer beauty of it all. A volunteer spoke to the crowd about the history of the Basilica and we enjoyed our visit to their shop as well.

Visited September 2012
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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“Absolutely breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

This Basilica looks nice on the outside, but inside it is absolutely breathtaking! Just look up, look around, it's all beautiful. I think they have tours sometimes, but you can just walk in if you're there at the right time. I would definitely recommend any musical events here to combine the ear candy with eye candy. You could attend Mass while you're here if you wanted, but you don't have to be Catholic to appreciate how beautiful this place is. Definitely stop by if you're in the South side of MKE.

Visited December 2012
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“must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Very beautiful. Once youre inside, everything seems bigger and more spectactular; almost as if you are in Rome.

Visited December 2012
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Well worth the stop at this beautiful church. I have not seen a dome with this splendor in the U.S. during our visit, we found out that the architect modeled the church after St. Peter basilica in Rome.

No tours that we could see; there is a visitor information brochure in the vestibule.

Free parking and free admission (donations appreciated).

Visited December 2012
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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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