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Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

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Address: 80 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
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+1 408-283-8100
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Built in 1876, this church serves the oldest parish in San Jose.

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Beautiful interior - look up!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful church both inside and out in the middle of downtown San Jose. Well worth the visit and it has a nice gift shop next door.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

I love this church, but it does not have the warmth I remember. More gorgeous than ever. Statues and windows have been cleaned and renovated. It seems to be missing the vibrant interaction I have experienced in the past.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I'm not a Catholic but there's true beauty in this Cathedral. Every December, they hold a special music program over 12 days with local musicians including clubs and school ensembles. Very worthwhile. Also, this deserving Cathedral does tremendous outreach work with he homeless including meals, medical care, and a mail drop. They can always use your help.

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Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

According to Wikipaedia, this cathedral was built at the end of the 19th century - and [beautifully] restored at the end of the 20th. The result is a magnificent building, especially inside. The ceiling is absolutely stunning. At the back, in a balcony, a huge pipe organ. Stained glass. Curved pews embracing the central altar. At the back is a... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This basilica has beautiful artwork, stained glass windows and is a wonderful place to stop and drink in some beauty and quiet while downtown San Jose.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The church is beautiful and the docents are knowledgeable. We enjoyed our tour. Conveniently located in downtown San Jose.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

A must See while visiting San Jose, impressive structure yet able to feel more connected to a higher divinity.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

It is a beautiful work of art. An amazing architectural piece of work, both inside and outside. Great stained glass and sculptures. Nice photo opportunities.

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Saint Petersburg, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Beautiful mission. Great for photography. Very historic. Great place to just sit quietly and contemplate life.

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