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“A Greek Cross Shape” 4 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 #2 of 66 Attractions in San Jose
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Owner description: Built in 1876, this church serves the oldest parish in San Jose.
Austin, Texas
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“A Greek Cross Shape”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

This church was well restored about 15 years ago. It is lovely inside. I the Fall and Winter it can tend to be very cold due to placement of the doors. There are special musical events that are lovely to experience.

Visited April 2012
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San Jose, California
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“Love this cathedral”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Beautiful and I was baptized there! Lovely homilies and great atmosphere. Music is wonderful. You really feel the awe in this church.

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San Jose, California
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“Breat taking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

My 2 grandaughters were baptised here. I have attended many weddings & funerals here. The inside, is full of saints and sinners. Here you can come and not be judged. You can sit for 5 minutes or 5 hours. There is a free Health Clinic for ther homeless. Located in the middle of San Jose.

Visited October 2012
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“Beautiful!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

This church was so beautiful!!! In the middle of hussle and bussle but as soon as you step foot inside it was all quiet. You instantly feel a sense of calmness and it makes you slow down. It just give you a spirtitual recharge a reminder of wgat is important!!! A must see.

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“Beautiful !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Historical huge church right downtown.Close to downtown hotels and train. A must see if you are in the area.

Visited August 2012
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