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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 Church

If you're in the neighborhood, this lovely church is worth a visit. It has beautiful stained glass... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sonia F
Milford, New Jersey
Not sure why anyone's crazy about cathedrals

I've performed in many concerts here over the years, and attended a few. Otherwise, I suppose if... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sunnyvale, 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%
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80 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2303
+1 408-283-8100
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're in the neighborhood, this lovely church is worth a visit. It has beautiful stained glass windows and its unique shape gives it an intimate feeling.

Thank Sonia F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've performed in many concerts here over the years, and attended a few. Otherwise, I suppose if you're interested in Roman Catholicism, it is worth a visit.

Thank DarthAnonymous
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cute basilica and gave me a slight flashback of Europe. We came across this and just too a peek. . .

Thank I_See_the_World_Now
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I love to visit cathedrals. This one is great. If you are near downtown you should stop in and take a look! :)

Thank lilldoberman
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I recently attended a baccalaureate mass in this cathedral. I was in awe of its beauty inside. It is truly inspiring. Lovely acoustics, cannot wait to back for a Christmas mass and concert in the near future.

Thank H_Vu11
Reviewed 25 June 2017

i attended mass here on a sunday morning. i really like the set up and it is indeed a beautiful church, i had a chance to visit with an usher and the priest before mass and both were super friendly

Thank marymark059
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I've only seen the basilica from the outside, but I've seen photos of the interior. The outside alone is worth a visit because of the magnificent architecture. It is easy to get to with many nearby parking lots and restaurants in San Jose.

Thank GlennFrancoSimmons
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Most beautiful Cathedral I have ever seen here. We celebrated our 25th Anniversary here with a lot of other couples. Every year, The Diocese of San Jose celebrates an Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass for couples celebrating 5th (or less), 25th, 40th and 50th (or more)....More

Thank pngocduong1
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Stunning, surprised at the stunning stained glass . The ceiling is a beautiful work of art. Would love to hear an organ concert here. Parking can be challenging as street parking limited to a short time. There are parking garages nearby. Well worth the visit.

Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Fabulous visit with Fr. Joseph. What a beautiful sacred space. It is the oldest parish church in San Jose, California.

Thank Leona-Marie H
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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