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St. John's Cathedral

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Address: 802 N Jackson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3807
Phone Number: 414-276-9814
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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This is a beautiful place. Don't miss the Hallelujah chorus around the holidays. Unfortunately, this cathedral can be locked when you really need it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2015
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

While in town for a family reunion, we attended mass at this spectacular cathedral. The priest and lay clergy were warm, humble and inviting. The cathedral was renovated not that long ago and included a marvelous iron sculpture of a crown of thorns which hovers over two huge iron nails. Suspended among this is a figure of Jesus with the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

We were glad we stopped, but it really felt like stepping into an empty church. We really felt like we were intruding. Plus there was someone sleeping in the chairs. I'm glad we stopped, but would not have, had we realized.

Thank julie h
Pelican Lake, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

The outside of the Cathedral does not represent what is inside. What must have been an amazing interior at one time now looks like a hack job where someone couldn't make up their mind what they wanted. The main crucifix is an artistic horror. The portraits of the Milwaukee Archbishops are lovely. The tabernacle is beautiful, but you really have... More 

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Baldwyn, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

I walked on a pedestrian crosswalk which was painted like the perfect replica of a piano keyboard and entered Cathedral Square Park. Could this be a clue as to what happens in that lovely park in the middle of Milwaukee? Yes, it is home to "Jazz in the Park" which is enjoyed all summer along as well as other favorite... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This is a beautiful place. Don't miss the Hallelujah chorus around the holidays. Unfortunately, this cathedral can be locked when you really need it.

Thank mom2mcjc
Green Cove Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Very beautiful. Don't miss the cornerstone on the left side of exterior. On Wednesday's at 12:30 free concerts are given inside. We visited today (Thursday) and were amazed at the Pipe Organs being practiced inside. Absolutely fantastic experience. Interior is adorned with beautiful stained glass and mosaic stations of the cross, and gold crowned Corinthian columns.

Thank cswbkw
Verona, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This isn't fancy like the basilica, but it is stunning in the artwork that is there. There are mosaic Stations of the Cross, the most stunning statue of Mary I have ever seen, but the weirdest crucifix I have ever seen. Jesus is supposed to be holding a dove in his hand, but we thought it was a wishbone! Once... More 

Thank Carol S
dayton, oh
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This church was a very average modern looking church in the inside. It was not impressive at all. I recommend skipping this attraction.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is where I was confirmed. Love the greatness of this Cathedral. There isn't much to compare it to in Wisconsin when looking at Cathedrals or Churches.

Thank Derek M
Dyersville, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I was surprised to find out how modern the inside felt for such an old church. The seating is on individual chairs set in an arc with the kneelers on the chair in front of you. The music was very good. We attended 9:30 mass on a Sunday morning and could park easily out front. The church is very ornate... More 

Thank lynne G

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