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Basilica of St. Josaphat

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Address: 2333 S 6th St, Milwaukee, WI 53215
Phone Number: +1 414-645-5623
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The Basilica of St. Josaphat is a ministry of the Conventual Franciscans on...

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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Magnificent concert venue!

This is a superior place to experience a choral concert. As you listen to the music, you can get lost in the loveliness and intricacies of the tiles, statues, paintings, prayers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a superior place to experience a choral concert. As you listen to the music, you can get lost in the loveliness and intricacies of the tiles, statues, paintings, prayers, candles, proclamations, on and on. You could come here daily for a year and never see all of the devotions and praises to God. Stunning!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So reminiscent of St. Peter's Basilica...breathtaking and serene. I didn't want to leave. The museum made the visit that much more interesting.

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missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We attended the Saturday service at 4;30. Tried to arrive early to explore. We walked around on the lower level and read some of the history of the church. Very interesting. Wish we had arrived earlier than we did. Mass was very nice. The church is beautiful.

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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The dome of St. Josaphat dominates the skyline of the surrounding area. As I drove by on the freeway it cemented my desire to go there. Inside, we couldn't have been more warmly received or welcomed. We were greeted, told a little about the basilica, and invited to ask more questions. The inside of the church took my breath away.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The church is so beautiful. It is worth a stop and the price is right... FREE. My teens loved it. Felt close to God in this place. Wonderful.

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Greenfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to visit with my Red Hat group. I was so impressed I took my husband back 1 week later. We nosed around and blended with another group and learned so much! It is truly a must see!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely beautiful building!! But.. if you are girl walking the neighborhood alone be prepared for cat calls and aggressive men trying to pick you up.

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Milwaukee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw the MSO Christmas concert at the Basilica. Perfect venue. Make sure to bring your cameras as it truly is breathtaking!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The exterior is being renovated right now, but the scaffolding is minimal and if you like cathedrals, this is still worth the visit. Unfortunately, we were not able to arrive when the basilica was open, as it is 15 minutes from downtown where we were staying, but I found it worth the detour and side trip to see the outside.... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is by far the most beautiful in the Milwaukee area if not in the Midwest. Makes you feel like you are in Europe.

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