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Built in 1876, this church serves the oldest parish in San Jose.
80 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2303
+1 408-283-8100
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All reviews attend mass stained glass old church lovely church stunning architecture located in downtown san jose museum of art worth a visit priest catholic prayer sanctuary statues parishioners edifice beauty chorus
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was an excellent tour; you can see San Jose down town. During the visit you can see the incredible structure of the cathedral. it is spectacular church, Secure place and beautiful environment. I recommend this attraction. No Parking free.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LAPBhona
Reviewed 1 week ago

spectacular church in downtown San Jose. Well worth a visit to enjoy the Basilica. Unbelievable decor - wonderful spot to meditate or spend some time with the Big Guy

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jon s
Reviewed 16 December 2018

What a beautiful cathedral! We just had to stay and pray. It was really quite in spite of the downtown traffic.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Edfel
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

The Cathedral Bicilica of St.St.Joseph is beautiful and peaceful. God blessed America and peace upon nations.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kellybee N
Reviewed 15 November 2018

The Basilica is full of light and offers a space of respite. The ornamentation is profound and reflects the early Jesuit influence. Even with the decorative work on the walls, the space gives the sense of simplicity. I loved the three windows at the back...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Margaret Lois J
Reviewed 9 November 2018

While visiting San Jose and strolling along Market St. we saw this beautiful Basilica ~ and its doors were open to the public. When you step inside the noise from the city fades and you are surrounded by the most lovely peaceful feeling. The few...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank B S
Reviewed 9 November 2018

Not gigantic, but a lovely surprise once you enter. As the doors shut behind you, you know you have entered a special place. Beautiful stained glass, excellent acoustics. They have a series of free concerts during the Christmas season. Check it out.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Beautiful Basilica located in Downtown San Jose. Majestic Spiritual sanctuary for your reflection or to attend service

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank H W
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This is an exceptionally wonderful place - beautiful, peaceful, prayerful... A must visit when you're in downtown San Jose!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank C V
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Whether you are Catholic or not this is a must place. It was refurbished a number of years ago and is gorgeous. A must see piece of architecture.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Bob S
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Damilola E
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