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Review of Basilica of St. Josaphat

Basilica of St. Josaphat
Ranked #3 of 164 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.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Beautiful . . . .”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

A lot of hype and attention went into the renovations that occurred in 1997 . . . . . . ahem . . . . . I felt the priests at that time were more concerned about the "look" of the church rather than the people themselves. Be that as it may, the priests were diligent and faithful in ensuring a beautiful structure that is pleasing to the eyes. The paintings, stained-glass windows, and woodwork leave one genuinely satisfied after an afternoon of viewing.

Visited May 2012
Thank DivaNicole
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114 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

This is a must see when visiting the Metro Milwaukee area. The Basilica is wonderfully beautiful inside and out. Recent addition of air conditioning will make year round visits comfortable for all. Basilica has a very rich history and located in a diverse neighborhood with easy access to nearby freeway. Artwork is splendid and breath taking each visit reveals more detail and beauty. Mass is traditional and welcoming.

If in Metro Milwaukee this Historic Basilica is an absolute must see!

Visited January 2013
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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 bubbles 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
1 Thank 67annie
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Lake Forest, Illinois
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104 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Beautifully maintained”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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