The Basilica of St. Josaphat, located in the Lincoln Village neighborhood of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, 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.Add Basilica of St. Josaphat to your Milwaukee travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Milwaukee trip tool.
Basilica of St. Josaphat reviews
What an amazing tribute to God. The relics were a surprise. Music acoustics are wonderful. Gold gilting is everywhere. Nice.
What an amazing tribute to God. The relics were a surprise. Music acoustics are wonderful. Gold gilting is everywhere. Nice. more »
loved our visit. so pretty - hope to go back soon. What an amazing site this is. Everyone should visit
loved our visit. so pretty - hope to go back soon. What an amazing site this is. Everyone should visit more »
From outside the Basilica looks nice, but it cannot prepare you what you'll about to see inside. Don't be confused with locked doors on the front facade where is logical to enter it - they are only used as exit, while the entrance is around the corner through the visitor center at the parking lot (free parking). The underground level has two nice chapels and interesting building history explained - to save money they built the Basilica of rubble from demolished US post and customs buildings in Chicago. When you ascend to ground level where's the main Church you're simply stunned. One of the most amazing interiors I saw in US Churches - unbelievable beauty and attention to details. The Basilica was built by Polish immigrants at the end of 19c
I am a fan of old Basilica's, Cathedrals, and Churches. Anytime I drive through a town and I see a dome with a cross I stop. Well worth the stop, well worth it. It is a beautiful building inside and out. The history, in the basement was very informative, the sanctuary was immaculate, The folks their were very friendly. I would highly recommend a visit to anyone in the area. A couple of hours out of their day, would be a couple of hours well spent. A nice find, that if I ever return to Milwaukee, I would probably take another tour, or as I did on this trip, spend some time sitting and enjoying the silence and beauty.
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