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beautiful church

we didn't have chance to walk inside the church, but from the external look, it's beautiful, and... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2017
ELKW
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United States
beautiful cathedral building

Didn't get to go inside, but definitely a pretty view from a drive by outside. It's lit up nicely... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2016
Bernardo F
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New York City, New York
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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 to hunt to find it. If you want to see amazing church architecture, visit Old St. Mary's, which is also Downtown, or see the magnificent St. Josephat's Basillica on the South Side.

Date of experience: November 2015
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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 events like the "East Side Farmers' Market" and "Holiday Lights Festival". As I walked through the park, I noticed preparations in progress to turn the park into a spectacular show of sparkling lights on the city tree which will be surrounded by children's trees from all of the Milwaukee schools in celebration of the Christmas season.
Upon entering the beautiful and historic Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist I was captivated by its splendor and found it a divine place to worship.

Date of experience: November 2015
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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.

Date of experience: October 2015
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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.

Date of experience: August 2015
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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 you get past that, you can enjoy the rest of the cathedral.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Carol S
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