Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph
4.5
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Built in 1876, this church serves the oldest parish in San Jose.
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Lori J
11 contributions
Sept 2022 • Solo
Lovely place for a respite will checking out my surroundings in San Jose. Walked in during one of the Spanish masses and got to witness a newborn being baptized. Sweet moment in a special place of worship.
Written September 18, 2022
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Winnie
Sneem, Ireland10 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Outer view is deceiving as it has non descriptive church look. Inside this church, it is nice. Good to visit and say a few words of prayers.
Written September 9, 2022
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ItchyFeet
Camarillo, CA7,749 contributions
Sept 2022 • Couples
We saw the cathedral as we were walking around downtown San Jose. I always like to see churches and cathedrals in different cities that I travel to. This one has very nice unique architecture but unfortunately all the doors were closed when we were there which was late Sunday afternoon.
Written September 5, 2022
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Maddie S.
Rancho Murieta, CA7 contributions
Aug 2022
Didn't expect the cathedral to be as breathtaking as it was. The altar had unique marble steps around it. The Sacraments lined the walls from left to right starting from the back of the property. They had the biggest and most beautiful holy water font I have ever seen. We saw large statues around the property. Beautifully lit with large stained glass windows.
Written August 10, 2022
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dena d
Sunnyvale, CA4 contributions
Aug 2022
If you have a chance you need to visit Cathedral Basilica .Just sit and look around; it is a beautiful experience. I have the opportunity to attend several events there and I just love the feelings you get when you visit.
Written August 6, 2022
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mini
Fremont, CA184,572 contributions
Jun 2020
We went to see this beautiful Cathedral, which is in the downtown are of San Jose. The columns in front are nice. There are stairs to get into the cathedral. This is an active congregation in downtown San Jose.
Written June 9, 2020
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Andrew A
San Jose, CA11 contributions
Aug 2019
This basilica is much more beautiful inside than its external look. It is not a place that you would not expect in the heart of Silicon Valley and a city downtown (i.e. San Jose) relatively non-cultural. Going in for a visit, a quiet time, a prayer, in the middle of a day is comfy, relieving & refreshing.
Written March 5, 2020
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Pablo
San Jose, CA5 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Gorgeous building with lots of stained glass. Great location in the down town area near the park and lots of restaurants. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit this historical site!
Written February 11, 2020
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Roberta G
San Jose, CA5 contributions
Jan 2020
Gorgeous cathedral. Great gift shop. Was going to stop here, but they want 100 characters. Familiar with their politics as to some of our less fortunate populations, hence the reduced stars.
Written February 11, 2020
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vivaeldori
3 contributions
Aug 2019
I forgot the name of the priest but he was very friendly. My family likes to go to churches like Basilicas and Missions. The thing I love most in this church is the dome inside when you look up. It is absolutely beautiful. The priest asked us, you dont seemed like a regular here, is this your first time here? Incredible how a priest can remember faces out of thousands of churchgoers. After the mass, street vendors are so cool, you will find food carts and just walking distance is fabulous places and landmarks at downtown San Jose.
Written February 11, 2020
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