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Address: 2333 S 6th St, Milwaukee, WI 53215-3203
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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Historic Site Showcases Religious Art

For some reason the US isn't really known for its religious worship buildings. That is a shame, because this building rivals many cathedrals and basilicas around the world. They... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For some reason the US isn't really known for its religious worship buildings. That is a shame, because this building rivals many cathedrals and basilicas around the world. They have a wonderfully informative brochure that points our art pieces you might miss. Its history includes recycling in the 1800's. Great for a religious visit or for historians or for those... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a little far if you're staying down town, but i had the chance to drive by and enjoy it from the outside. I'd love to have been able to go inside, the architecture is beautiful

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Greenfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I toured the Basilica about a year ago. Our docent was knowledgeable not only about the history of the church, but she knew a lot about the history of the congregation. The building was actually moved brick by brick from Chicago! A very worthwhile stop for anyone coming to Milwaukee.

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Wauwatosa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Polish great aunt was married here, and then celebrated her 65th wedding anniversary in the same place. Beautiful!

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Phillips, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driving to the attraction doesn't prepare you for the absolutely breathtaking experience inside. Take time to read the history written on the walls in the lower level to get a sense of just how truly impressive this came to be.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Unexpected find in a city like this. So there's the normal Cathedral stuff you can see. Lots of "relics." A pretty impressive mural painted on the ceiling. They have a box organ, which is kind of awesome. They also have a lot of info on how the cathedral was constructed. Apparently they got a lot of stone from a post... More 

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Winston-Salem,NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

While I was visiting my relatives we had to go and pick up my husband from Milwaukee and I heard about this Basilica. We were all in awe at that beauty of this church. You can feel the presence of spiritality in your body. You must take in all the attention to all the detail of the workers have accomplished... More 

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Exterior of this building is very impressive, as is its history but interior is even more so. The interior only seems to be available for viewing before and after Mass times. There is a worthwhile museum on the lower level. Artwork is wonderful as is the music at the High Mass on Sunday.

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Every time I visit the Basilica of St. Josaphat I am in awe of the beauty and size. This was my third visit and somehow it was even more impressive. The magnificence and pristine condition of the interior is a marvel. I think it was in the late 1990s that restoration began and it is hard to take in all... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I have played several concerts at this location. It is a feast for the eyes and the ears. It is a Milwaukee landmark.

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