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Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

80 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2303
+1 408-283-8100
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great landmark for downtown san jose

i attended mass here on a sunday morning. i really like the set up and it is indeed a beautiful... read more

Reviewed yesterday

I've only seen the basilica from the outside, but I've seen photos of the interior. The outside... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cupertino, California
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Built in 1876, this church serves the oldest parish in San Jose.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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80 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2303
+1 408-283-8100
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Reviewed yesterday

i attended mass here on a sunday morning. i really like the set up and it is indeed a beautiful church, i had a chance to visit with an usher and the priest before mass and both were super friendly

Thank marymark059
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've only seen the basilica from the outside, but I've seen photos of the interior. The outside alone is worth a visit because of the magnificent architecture. It is easy to get to with many nearby parking lots and restaurants in San Jose.

Thank GlennFrancoSimmons
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most beautiful Cathedral I have ever seen here. We celebrated our 25th Anniversary here with a lot of other couples. Every year, The Diocese of San Jose celebrates an Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass for couples celebrating 5th (or less), 25th, 40th and 50th (or more)....More

Thank pngocduong1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning, surprised at the stunning stained glass . The ceiling is a beautiful work of art. Would love to hear an organ concert here. Parking can be challenging as street parking limited to a short time. There are parking garages nearby. Well worth the visit.

Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Fabulous visit with Fr. Joseph. What a beautiful sacred space. It is the oldest parish church in San Jose, California.

Thank Leona-Marie H
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Always enjoy coming to St Joseph Cathedral, Sunday morning Parking is accessible and people are very nice

Thank rosaiselacotija
Reviewed 26 April 2017

My friend and I saw the Choral Project sign. The church is beautiful and the music and songs were fabulous. It is a great place for a concert. Chairs a little uncomfortable.

Thank R4211IIdianam
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Really beautiful building both inside and out. Great place to go for a Catholic service. Amazing venue for weddings as well. There is also a gift shop on the side.

Thank NicoleHT
Reviewed 13 March 2017

If you are into Cathedral's, this is a good place to visit. It is a beautiful church. It is still in it's original site and neat to attend a service there if you are catholic.

Thank Diane H
Reviewed 8 February 2017

A delightful cathedral with a stunning ceiling and beautiful stained glass windows. Even on a cloudy day the windows are bright and beautiful! Services and concerts held in the round- a lovely place of worship.

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Damilola E
Hello. I'll be visiting San Jose pretty soon and this Church is certainly a MUST. Is it open all day for the public? I'll love to take photos of the interiors and exterior during the day and at night. Any ideas on permits or what I need to do without having any issues. Many thanks, Dami
27 March 2015|
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Response from JohnWong56 | Reviewed this property |
I visited the church in the morning around 8 am during the weekdays and they have no services so was able to walk about freely. It is wise to check the church website for mass schedule to avoid the crowd. FYI there is... More