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Basilica of St. Josaphat

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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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Breathtaking Church!

My fiance and I have visited this church many times together in the last 5 years. It is the most beautiful church in our area and we will be getting married there next fall. I... read more

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've visited many basilica's in the US. While they can't compare with those of Europe, each has its own unique attraction. Other's we've visited here in the States have a bit more going for them than this one, but its history is rich and what the heck, its free. So stop in and visit

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My fiance and I have visited this church many times together in the last 5 years. It is the most beautiful church in our area and we will be getting married there next fall. I highly recommend other engaged couples to check out this ceremony venue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I try and bring all my out of town guests here. They are really impressed with the incredible story and fine details of this beautiful church.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My daughter and I did a self-guided tour and were not disappointed. The basilica is gorgeous, and the information provided is easy to access and interesting.

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Worthington, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is splendor and a must visit. Check the time on website. I was awestruck at the skill and craftsmanship. A must visit if you are in that area.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a gorgeous basilica. You could spend all day just viewing the architecture, painting and sculptures. There is a great story behind the creation of the church that is outlined in story boards. Also visit the adoration chapel if you go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You'll be amazed to find a cathedral of this calibre in Milwaukee. Some have said that it's at par with St Peters at the Vatican and you will understand why this is said when you visit. The stained glass, carved marble and frescoes are something to behold. It's like if you asked someone to design a church and then repeatedly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a day trip to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Basilica was well worth the stop. If you have ever visited the Vatican, this Basilica will bring back memories. Even if you are not extremely religious, the Basilica's art is very beautiful and a must visit attraction. Plan to spend one hour in the Basilica. The basement also has religious artifacts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Basilica is great to visit any time of year, but their Christmas Eve Candlelight mass is THE most breathtaking experience. The art and architecture, along with genuine people makes this a must see!

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful architecture and stained glass. Lots of faux finishes. Only real marble appeared to be the columns imported from Chicago. Not like Europe, but worth the visit.

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