Basilica of St. Josaphat, Milwaukee

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The Basilica of St. Josaphat, located in the Lincoln Village neighborhood of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, North America, in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, is one of 82 minor basilicas found in the United States. In its grandeur and opulence it is an excellent example of the so-called Polish Cathedral style of church architecture found in the Great Lakes region of North America. Modeled after St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, it features one of the largest copper domes in the world. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a designated Milwaukee Landmark.
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  • This is a beautiful church. Visited three times because of its beauty. Even took my nonreligious friend and she loved it.  more »
  • This Basilica has so much architectural history and intriguing stories about the art and artist behind everything in it! The tour guide was very informative and personable, answering questions and...  more »
  • I have been to churchs and cathedrals across America and Europe..This basilica, in my opinion, fairs favorably against the most beautiful of these houses of worship.. a real gem that one should not....  more »
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  • Someone once told me that going to this Basilica is like going to Europe, without ever leaving Milwaukee. Now I know what they mean. It is absolutely gorgeous.I came in here and just wandered around. They have a nice little exhibit that talks about the history of the Basilica. However, apparently they have a tour Sunday after mass. I think it would be worth you doing a tour to hear more about the architecture and the history of this fantastic place.
  • A place to be inspired and awed. This place is gorgeous filled with beautiful paintings, stained glass, a dome with wonderful artwork and a magnificent atmosphere of peace. A place definitely worth visiting if you want to see lovely religious art and great architecture. And don't forget to buy a piece of chocolate to contribute with maintenance and restoration
  • We didn’t go here for worship, but we came here for an exquisite concert by Frank Almond, Concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. He filled the gigantic room with his spectacular violin playing, and this facility was so beautiful, it became a character in the drama of his musical explorations. This place is an environment of exquisite and classic beauty. There’s an atmosphere of grandeur and calm that’s unmatched anywhere, especially here in the Milwaukee area. The building has a storied history, and a visit here will not leave you disappointed, even if you’re not religious.
  • Absolutely stunning! We didn't get there until 20 minutes before closing. The caretaker was wonderful and let us stay an extra ten minutes since my visitors were from out of town. It was a little difficult to find the entrance, but well worth searching!
  • We went on a weekday so there weren’t tours but the gift shop attendant offered us the Visitor Guide and Tour pamphlet so we could look around at our own pace. The stain glass windows and paintings are breath taking. The Reliquary was open and staffed so we were able to see relics such as pieces of fabric from the veil of the Virgin Mary as well as bones and hair from many other Saints. They have an incredible collection of relics. It’s also air conditioned so it’s peaceful and wonderful to just sit in a pew and relax.

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