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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a beautiful cathedral in San Jose. Beautiful stained glass for a classic cathedral with a modern circular seating design for worshippers. Beautifully maintained and accessible to all.

Thank CazzaHayes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I hadn't previously seen any pictures of this church but I am fan of visiting any Church wherever I go and I was impressed as soon as I walked in. This is not your traditional church layout and it's beautiful and gorgeous and you don't...More

Thank Viviana M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended a Knights of Malta installation. It was a very special event in a very beautiful venue. In the heart of downtown made it accessible to restaurants after the event.

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

What a gorgeous church! The esthetic combines traditional and contemporary elements and is just beautiful. We happened to visit in between two weddings, which was fortunate. Keep this in mind if you are going on a Saturday.

Thank Travelingtiltheend
Reviewed 24 August 2018

I stopped in here on my way to the San Jose Art Museum and I'm really glad I did. It's a beautiful cathedral with a lot of history. I won't spoil that by mentioning any of it here. My guide was very friendly and knowledgeable,...More

Thank hunnyjar
Reviewed 6 August 2018

History right at our doorstep! Classic Spanish mission in the heart of San Jose, California. Gorgeous icons created by the first settler priests of California. The beauty will take your breath away - a MUST to visit!

Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 15 July 2018

I came here to pray and to view the architecture both inside and out, but upon entering there were alot of Vietnamese people getting ready for a wedding..So I quickly admired the gold rotunda, the saints. In fact, the church looked rather new and recently...More

Thank Marta E
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Tjhey have daily Mass too. The altar has the West/Southwest look to it. Ceiling and walls have beautiful art.

Thank zorro181
Reviewed 12 July 2018

I was only in St Louis for a day and had lots on my list of things to do. So happy I was able to make it to the Basilica. This is just a stunning church to go visit. The grounds the buildings and the...More

Thank Jeannine W
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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