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Review of Basilica of St. Josaphat

Basilica of St. Josaphat
Ranked #3 of 166 things to do in Milwaukee
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Owner description: 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.
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Well worth the visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

We arrived just as a wedding was ending. It was lit up and looking amazing. If you are anywhere near this, you must stop by.

Visited November 2012
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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Historic Beauty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

We attended Sunday mass at the Basilica & took a tour afterwards. The history of this church is incredible. A must see even if you aren't Catholic.

Visited December 2011
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Michigan
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

We went to Mass here at 10:00, and there was a short 'guided' tour and explanation after the Mass. The view of this church is amazing everywhere you look. From the exterior, full of architectural beauty, and the inside is just gorgeous. Every single thing was decorated, the ceiling and walls are full of paintings of Jesus and the saints. The pillars were sculpted marbles, and the stained glass were beautiful, too. Definitely a must see for visitors, considering it is free and oh so beautiful.

Visited July 2012
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San Mateo, CA
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333 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
“Beautiful! Beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

This Basilica is so beautiful. It is modeled after St. Peters in Rome. Lots of local history. We attended Mass on Saturday evening and between the beauty of the building, the organ music and the wonderful lady singing....you would think you were in heaven. Not Catholic? It is still worth visit as the architecture and materials used to build it is amazing. In the 1920's it was one of three Basilica's in the United States. Will return on my next visit to Milwaukee.

Visited November 2012
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Basilica of St. Josephat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

This is one of milwaukees oldest ethnic catholic churchs; Started out as a primary Polish church. Services are done in several languages and tours are given.

Visited December 2011
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