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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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Beautiful Basilica

Attended mass while in town. Lovely service. Beautiful to observe the art and statues. There's... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2016
Christina T
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Spectacular Cathedral!

We recently visited this Cathedral to attend a very religious event and were amazed at how... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2016
Long Beach, California
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Built in 1876, this church serves the oldest parish in San Jose.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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80 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2303
+1 408-283-8100
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

Attended mass while in town. Lovely service. Beautiful to observe the art and statues. There's also a gift shop for souvenirs.

Thank Christina T
Reviewed 30 June 2016

We recently visited this Cathedral to attend a very religious event and were amazed at how beautiful and truly amazing this cathedral is. The pews were 3/4 full and it was still not too hot. That was an added plus. Highly recommend this cathedral to...More

Thank susankarpiel
Reviewed 20 June 2016

it's very good for those who like architecture the whole building is renovated by an Italian artist and the new design is breath taking

Thank sawsan72003
Reviewed 19 June 2016

This Cathedral has mass in Spanish and English at different times. The decor inside is great, even if you do not want to attend the mass. They also have a shop to purchase souvenirs. Good photograph moments.

Reviewed 15 June 2016

This is an amazing and beautiful Roman Catholic cathedral. The artwork throughout the building is truly awesome. Even non-religious people will appreciate the beauty and design, as well as the history!

Thank EmkayW
Reviewed 9 June 2016

We had 45 minutes left on the parking meter, so decided to look in on this Cathedral which had an A-sign out about free tours. We just made it back to the car because the tour was so interesting and the guide first rate. He...More

Thank Leonard M
Reviewed 6 June 2016

This was an amazing building with lots of history. We popped our heads in after reading about the church in a tourist book. A wedding was just beginning so of course we didn't stay. But had a quick chance to see the beautiful domed ceilings...More

Thank H7808WLlaurenh
Reviewed 24 May 2016

My wife and I looked for a church and walked to St Joseph's. We attended the Friday 12 noon Mass and it was a great community of people. Visit not only to see the wonderful church. Try to attend Mass and feel the community there.

1  Thank Rayme_525
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

The layout is different than your typical church or Cathedral and it is truly beautiful. The artwork is excellent. The statues are gorgeous. Loved it.

Thank petizamia
Reviewed 10 May 2016

We spent some quiet time in this amazingly beautiful cathedral in downtown San Jose. Just beautiful!

Thank HelenNoel23
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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