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Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

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Address: 80 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Phone Number: 408-283-8100
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Description: Built in 1876, this church serves the oldest parish in San Jose.

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Nice church. Still has masses going. We went to the gift shop they had some really nice things. Got a pretty magnet with the church on it and my daughter a pretty rosary. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Nice church. Still has masses going. We went to the gift shop they had some really nice things. Got a pretty magnet with the church on it and my daughter a pretty rosary. We weren't able to really walk around and take pics inside it was Sunday and church was going on

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Lakewood, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I was surprised to find such a beautiful cathedral in a modern city like San Jose. The area around is very modern and the cathedral seems to blend the modern and classic design. The inside is beautiful as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Went here during Ash Wednesday and was surprised to see a good amount of people. The church itself is beautiful, has a nice centered setup and has all the motifs you'd expect from a cathedral.

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Rockbridge Baths, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We visited the Basilica around noon on a Saturday when preparations for a wedding were taking place. Nonetheless, we had an opportunity to appreciate the beautiful stained glass and statuary. The stained glass windows above the altar are modern and particularly appealing, but all of the glass is magnificent. The sanctuary itself, topped by a gorgeous dome, has a feeling... More 

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Carmichael, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Beautiful church. The remodel is breath taking. It is a long hike up the ramp if you are pushing someone in a wheelchair. The nearest parking lot is about a block and a half away and the busy street makes it hard to let your person out and then go park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is a beautiful basilica. The seats are not single long pews but actually wooden chairs placed together to look like a pew. The gift shop next door has some unique religious items.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

They do a wonderful Mass but you definitely want to drop in and look at the beautiful architecture if in the area.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Every Catholic gets to go here. Its a Cathedral. It is in downtown San Jose and its open everyday. I went to attend the Fiesta and have my Blessed Sto Nino attend it too. The only problem is parking but it is accessible to public transport.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The church is beautiful and right next door to the SJ Museum of Art and very close to the Tech and Discovery Museums. At Christmas St. Joseph sponsors something called the 12 days of Christmas and local performance groups come at 7 pm for an hour performance. It's lovely to sit in the 150 year old church and listen to... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Very beautiful inside and very cleansing. Tours from 1-3 pm, but not everyday. Hard to find parking. Best to park in the public parking on Park Avenue and then walk over. Gives you time to wonder without rushing. Then you can walk over to the San Jose Museum of Art, and the nearby park.

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