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“Feels like I'm in Europe” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Basilica of St. Josaphat

Basilica of St. Josaphat
Ranked #3 of 152 things to do in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Nashotah, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Feels like I'm in Europe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The basilica is amazing! It truly feels like you're in one of the churches in Europe.
At nite, the stained glass windows are beautiful. We go to concerts there and the
sound is great.

Visited December 2012
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Lake Forest, Illinois
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104 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Beautifully maintained”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

A nice place to spend an afternoon. The Basilica is serene, beautiful and a wonderful place for contemplation.

Visited December 2012
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Inspirational”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

This spectacularly beautiful church made us feel like we were traveling in Europe again. We attended the 8:00 a.m. Mass, then stayed around talking for about 10-15 minutes. About that time the choir started practicing for the next Mass service -- and their pure voices were such a joy to listen to.

Visited March 2013
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Surabaya, Indonesia
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40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Jewel in the Desert”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

It is located on a suburb Milwaukee. It has beautiful interior design! The exterior is gorgeous. A must visit place when you go to Milwaukee.

Visited February 2013
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Madison, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Breathtaking Architecture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Lovely old church with unbelievable interior. Went on a Monday early afternoon and was able to walk around entire church and spend quiet moments sitting and enjoying the silence. I'm not a church attendee but this was a very spiritual experience.

Visited February 2013
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