The Basilica of St. Josaphat, Milwaukee

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  • Attended Mass here and just marveled at the beauty of this Church. It was built by the Polish settlers and they gave the best they could to give glory to God and to life hearts to Him. It is worth goi...  more »
  • I noticed this on tripadvisor and thought it would be a nice stop on our way to the airport. It is so beautiful! The people who work here are lovely as well and there is a gift shop. The size and sple...  more »
  • We made a special trip to visit this Basilica, one of only three in the US, and it did not disappoint glad we visited. It is not only an architecture wonder but also has a splendid decorated interior ...  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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