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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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Built in 1876, this church serves the oldest parish in San Jose.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“attend mass” (7 reviews)
“stained glass” (10 reviews)
“old church” (3 reviews)
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80 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2303
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+1 408-283-8100
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"attend mass"
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"stained glass"
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"old church"
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"lovely church"
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"magnificent architecture"
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"christmas mass"
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"heart of san jose"
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"worth a visit"
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"street parking"
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"gift shop"
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"priest"
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"catholic"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Attended mass here on a visit in San Jose, and it was such a great experience. The Cathedral is amazing to see, from the stained glass windows, to the intricacy of the art within the church. I recommend stopping by and viewing it's glory, and...More

Thank Saffire7
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church is very inspiring. It was updated it seems and looks so nice inside. I would definitely suggest going to see it even if you're not religious.

Thank marytingsley
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

This was the church I attended while growing up. It is a beautiful church that has been modernized. The modernization was tastefully done to preserve the historical features of the church. The church hosts regular art events including classical music, dance, and other performance arts....More

Thank 408Steve
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Must go in to visit as it is really a nice beautiful church at the city centre! During my visitation so happened there is a wedding going on.. Its such a beautiful moment! I would come back here again in future..

3  Thank CarrieLyz
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Beautiful Cathedral in downtown San Jose. Very beautiful inside. The seating is very unique. It is shaped in a half circle around the pulpit. Very pretty intricate details

Thank CaliCoastalgirl
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Great old church with a great history adjacent to the money part of town. Wonder what God thinks about that?

Thank Dan H
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Attend mass, walk around, show up during afternoon hours when docents are available to talk about the place... just go in, whatever your inclinations! Very enjoyable place to visit.

2  Thank JJKFETP
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

If you are down town take a peak into this beautiful restored church; close to the metro and down town hotels.

1  Thank drastler
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Reviewed 25 December 2017

I was able to go to the midnight Christmas Mass here. Get here early like I did because it will be standing room only on a Holy day. The Cathedral is both historic and majestic. The sound system was excellent and the singing was nice....More

1  Thank Nate C
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

If you're Catholic and ever travel from or to someplace on a Sunday, you've likely faced the challenge of finding a Mass timed right for your journey. So it's nice to know that an easy to find church, which also happens to be a visit-worthy...More

1  Thank Joan B
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Damilola E
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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
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