The Basilica of St. Josaphat, Milwaukee

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  • October 2, 2017
    A must if you like Basilica's. Fun to walk around, explore and visit. Great staff to assist you and answer questions. You would have to go to NYC to top this Basilica.  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    The Polish written in the dome as you look up gives you the sense of pride that was with the people that actually built the basilica.  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    The Basilica of St. Josaphat was built by Polish immigrants and renovated at the end of the 20th century, and expanded. Guided tours are possible. It is a very beautiful and impressive cathedral. The obligatory visit should be just for Polish travelers. My Polish in-laws were thrilled.
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  • May 19, 2017
    Very colorful. A lot of light enters the building through its many windows. Interestingly, the pillars that appear to be marble are not real marble, but of other material painted to resemble marble.
  • June 29, 2017
    The Polish history is amazing. And it is beautiful and awe inspiring
  • June 30, 2017
    The most beautiful church I have seen in the United States.
  • April 12, 2017
    Very nice church, I love going here with my family and it's very beautiful inside and out !
  • November 12, 2016
    The Basilica is located on the southside of Milwaukee. It is designed to be similar to Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome. In the mid 1890’s the Federal Building in Chicago was razed and the material was purchased to be used in construction of Saint Josaphats. More than 500 rail cars were used to bring the material to Milwaukee. It was dedicated in 1901. The intricate artwork is like nothing else in the city. It is on the National Register of Historic places. There is a self guided tour available (at no charge). Parking is available in the rear of the edifice. Everything is handicap accessible.

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