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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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Really nice building

A really nice building. And they're doing some work on it to restore it even more so. Wonderful, take a drive or walk by to take in its beauty.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A really nice building. And they're doing some work on it to restore it even more so. Wonderful, take a drive or walk by to take in its beauty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited the basilica on many visits to Milwaukee, but this was our first time attending mass there. The beauty of the basilica is undeniable and mass was a typical Catholic Sunday service. A bit too much incense and a little too old-fashioned as far as the music goes, but those are only personal preferences, not reasons to go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While I was away on business I had the opportunity to do some sightseeing in Milwaukee. I took a very quick uber ride to the Basilica and I am so glad I did. I spent over two hours here. The Basilica is overwhelmingly beautiful and the lower level chapel is amazing and so peaceful. The gift shop was large and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A little known gem on Milwaukee's south side. Beautiful. Well worth the visit. Very interesting history. In the heart of Hispanic district.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breathtaking, beautiful, and awe inspiring. The story of how Polish immigrants poured their time, money and talents to make this building happen is a testament to their faith and their proud spirit.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You don't have to be Catholic to appreciate the history behind this Basilica -- from the fund-raising efforts, to the volunteer labor that built it, to the reclaimed Chicago Post Office that provided the building materials. The interior design is stunning and the outside is massive. This bit of Milwaukee history is well worth a visit. (And, if you are... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The church is beautiful, old world ornate. Amazing at Christmastime, the music, the singing and the church made for an enchanted night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were able to find this church without too much difficulty. Although it was pouring down rain and we weren’t really sure where to enter at. You actually park behind the church (I think that is the south side) in a small lot and can access the church from a side door. But we ended up parking in the larger... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sometimes the churches are a disappointment. The Basilica of St. Josaphat was not. Easily found off the highway into town from the west, we stopped here to tour the Cathedral. If you go, don't forget to go into the lower level, where they have built a "chapel" larger than most churches, with its own mini-pipe organ. If you're into churches,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simply wonderful ! The dome, the stained-glass windows....this is a world class Basilica. We stopped in on a whim and were sorry we didn't have more time. A service was on-going so we couldn't really see it the way one should. A definite must!

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