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The Basilica of St. Josaphat, Milwaukee

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The Basilica of St. Josaphat is located in Milwaukee. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Milwaukee holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The Basilica of St. Josaphat and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We just love visiting beautiful churches when we travel. We have seen many churches around the world and this Franciscan Basilica is one of the most beautiful we have seen. It is of a design that is s...  more »
  • This is supposed to be build like a mini Vatican and you can see it from the out side, make sure you are aware of there hours of operation because they close the doors before the listed time. So go ea...  more »
  • We did not go on a scheduled tour but there was lots of information available for a self-guided tour. Absolutely spectacular architecture! Very easy access off of interstate (We used Google Maps) and ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • The Polish history is amazing. And it is beautiful and awe inspiring
  • The most beautiful church I have seen in the United States.
  • Very nice church, I love going here with my family and it's very beautiful inside and out !
  • 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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