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“Beautiful mission style church” 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 #4 of 142 things to do in San Jose
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Owner description: Built in 1876, this church serves the oldest parish in San Jose.
Ontario, Canada
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77 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Beautiful mission style church”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Well worth checking out in downtown San Jose. Beautiful architecture and spectacular inside. Close to parking and the Innovation Museum

Visited March 2014
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New York
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“California Mission Feeling”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

The interior and exterior architecture and decoration mixed elements of native american, spanish missionary and late 19th century in a unique manner.

Visited February 2014
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“This Cathedral is a MUST see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I was totally caught off guard by the beauty of this Cathedral. They just don't make them like this any longer. I thought I was in Europe, it was that special.

Visited December 2013
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Bloubergstrand, South Africa
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Very informative and interesting. The lady that gave me the tour was so friendly. She took her time to show me around and explained the history to me. Really worth visiting this historic cathedral.

Visited March 2013
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Northern California
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228 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
“Beautiful, Awesome, Peaceful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Take time to visit the Cathedral, to spend a few minutes reflecting on the beauty of the surroundings and the peace that envelopes you when you enter this sanctuary. Pause and give thanks for the blessings in your life. This is a beautiful place of refuge in the City of San Jose.

Visited November 2013
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