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“Beautiful Cathedral” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph
80 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
408-283-8100
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Ranked #3 of 80 attractions in San Jose
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Owner description: Built in 1876, this church serves the oldest parish in San Jose.
Aptos, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Beautiful Cathedral”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Lovely place to celebrate Mass. Have done a fine restoration job. Each time we have been here, we are glad we went. Beautiful stained glass and a great place for first communion & confirmation celebrations.

Visited November 2011
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Lake City, Florida
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143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

We had a tour, which is offered for free. Our docent told us lots of history of the church. It is a beautiful Cathedral.

Visited June 2012
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“Small but gorgeous!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012 via mobile

Reminds me of the old town I grew up in the Philippines, Our Lady of Manaoag. Beautiful architecture and peaceful despite the noise in downtown SJC. It is a small one yet gorgeous!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“magnificent architecture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

This Cathedral was BEAUTIFUL!!! As a Catholic, I've been to many beautiful Catholic churches, and this was one of them. Though, they did not have kneelers. I'm not sure if this is standard in churches in the Diocese of San Jose. Still, it was a nice place to worship on a Sunday morning.

Visited May 2012
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Brentwood, California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful Church”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

I am not Catholic, bu I enjoy the beauty of the church. We visited on a weekday and there was an elderly nun that took the time to explain the history of the Church. It was like a free tour. Happy we stopped in

Visited January 2012
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