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“Grand downtown Cathedral” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph
Ranked #6 of 129 things to do in San Jose
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Owner description: Built in 1876, this church serves the oldest parish in San Jose.
Sacramento, California
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Grand downtown Cathedral”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

I prefer worshipping at Cathedrals vs. smaller parishes for the art, height of the building, incense, choir, reverence. It makes for an overall lovely experience. Downtown is very difficult to find parking, however.

Visited April 2011
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Historic San Jose”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2012

The Cathedral is one of the oldest in California and is an impressive example of past architecture. An active church, it is open to the public and respectful visitors are always welcome. Very much worth the time to visit.

Visited April 2011
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“Outstanding acoustics for holiday concerts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2012

A must do during December - attend a community concert here and support the good work sponsored by this parish to help local homeless. Always excellent concerts. Beautiful venue. Chilly inside, have your coat and camera ready.

Visited December 2011
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ducka62
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“My church.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

If you are in the area whether you live here or are vacationing, St Joseph's Cathedral is a beautiful and historic church to visit.

Visited December 2011
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Bay Area, CA
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“my church”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2011

Love this place! The midnight mass every year is first rate. The Bishop of Santa Clara comes down to Downtown San Jose and says the mass. Outstanding! If you are ever "bored" during mass, just STARE at the artwork!

Visited December 2011
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