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Basilica of St. Josaphat

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Address: 2333 S 6th St, Milwaukee, WI 53215
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+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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Amazing detail!

The church is breath taking inside. Mass on a Sunday is beautiful. I've taken 2 guided tours to learn the history.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The church is breath taking inside. Mass on a Sunday is beautiful. I've taken 2 guided tours to learn the history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

How lucky we are in Milwaukee to have a building that is so divine. It is a feast for the eyes and the spirit and one of the great jewels of our city and state.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Magnificent ! Created and built by polish immigrants from old Chicago railway station stones. Could you imagine to bring stones from Chicago to Milwaukee and to build by own spirit and money, put the great soul in it?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you get the chance to visit this place during the "Open Doors" Event, make sure to crack open all doors, and doors that look like doors! Don't forget to wander downstairs to the Undercroft, exciting and exhilarating all at once! I sort of felt I was witnessing some sort of hidden Frat room! All the gold lit the place... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far one of the most majestic places of worship. Give all honor and glory to God! Built by polish immigrants, sustained by the Franciscan Friars. Don't forget to go down to the lower level and chapel and the self guided reads on the walls are so fantastic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful cathedrals we have ever seen. It rivals it's counterparts in Italy. Regardless of your religion this is a beautiful building to explore inside and out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

St Josaphat Basilica is one of the ic0ns of the city of MKE. I have attended mas, weddings and concerts at this beautiful church. A true MKE landmark with wonderful history and a real neighborhood treasure fo the city !!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We could have spent an hour admiring all the different aspects of this basilica., but unfortunately we didn't allow enough time. We travel a lot and as Catholics, we've seen many churches. But you wouldn't have to be Catholic to be impressed here. This is truly the most beautiful church we've ever seen. Soaring ornate ceilings, enormous altars, intimate niches... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2017

The person who worked in the gift shop was very informative and obviously loved his job. The painting within the facility is beautiful and well done. The outside is gorgeous. Something free to do and lovely. Something anyone can appreciate regardless of religious preference.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

The art and architecture are worth a quick visit. Call ahead to come when there is no mass so you can stare at the inside of the dome for minutes and get lost in your thoughts.

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