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Basilica of St. Josaphat

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Address: 2333 S 6th St, Milwaukee, WI 53215
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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 even if you are anti-religion

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW 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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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

An amazing venue for a concert. This is an active and historic church. Built of re-purposed materials long before using recycled building materials was a fad. Built in the late 1890s to the early 1900s, the building was built partially using more than 200,000 tons of material from the former Federal Building in Chicago, which was brought to Milwaukee on... More 

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El Dorado Hills
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While its not as old and doesn't incorporate the traditional stone materials you'd find in old European churches this beautiful domed Basilica of St. Josaphat is still a Milwaukee must see. Easy to find. Free admission and plenty of free parking. Spend 30 minutes and marvel at this significant historic church.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful sanctuary - huge, stunning stained glass & murals on the ceilings. Park in the church lot, not the street. If touring other than Sunday, the entrance is on the front, but not the main doors - it's to the right of the main doors - it's not well marked.

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West Allis, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour I took is offered on a regular basis. Check the web site. This basilica is beautiful and the history is fabulous. It was moved and the parishioners put it all back together.

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Milwaukee, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love stopping in the Basilica from time to time. It is breathtaking with each visit and a calm and relaxing place. The details are immense and time should be taken to see it all and take it in. The sun pouring in the windows of the dome is outstanding. Don't miss the lower level for interesting history and photos.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of Milwaukee's hidden gems. It is as beautiful as the churches in Italy, yet so close to home.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful location to sit and take in all of the artistic expression happening in the church. The restoration is remarkableasy, especially work done in basement. Checkout the chapel in the basement. Quality work.

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Lake Bluff, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church is awesome! The history and the craftsmanship of this building is quite interesting. It's quite an excellent celebration of the saints and the souls that preceded the congregation and the hard work of the Polish perisoners that build it. Great way to spend a couple of hours.

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