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Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

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Address: 80 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2303
Phone Number: 408-283-8100
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Built in 1876, this church serves the oldest parish in San Jose.

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Beautiful Cathedral in Downtown San Jose

Going to Sunday Mass here is a beautiful and special treat. We thoroughly enjoyed being able to attend mass in such an incredible cathedral. Afterwards, we visited the gift shop... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Going to Sunday Mass here is a beautiful and special treat. We thoroughly enjoyed being able to attend mass in such an incredible cathedral. Afterwards, we visited the gift shop and found many beautiful gifts.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Cathedral is beautiful any day but if you can make one of the Christmas Carol Singing Evenings during December it is Exceptional.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have gone to the cathedral often for special occasions. However, we have never taken the tour. We attended a tour. We were lucky it was just my husband and I and our tour guide. She did a fabulous job and was very knowledgable. I could ask her anything and she had the answer. It was quite a treat to... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Cathedral Basilica is a lovely place--attend Mass, view lovely stain glass, take a docent tour (call office or check website for hours and tours). The interior is gorgeous, and is a place of respite, peace and quiet in a busy city. My family has attended Mass here for many years, and love the feeling, welcome, and openness. There is... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in San Jose this week and made a visit to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph - Inspiring and Fantastic! The stained glass and sculptures are just magnificent!

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Evergreen, Colorado, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wedding was going on so unable to go inside but a lovely church to see and photograph on a sunny California day.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attended mass while visiting family, the church is gorgeous! Easy to find street parking on Sunday too. Nice little gift shop right next door.

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San Francisco Bay Area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's grand and beautiful since it's restoration. Lots of history here. Old California. Very good docent tours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I wandered into the cathedral just a mass was starting so we joined the service. The altar is located in the centre of the cathedral with the seats in an arc around it. The cathedral has a holy door as part of the year of mercy celebration, and is bright and airy. We enjoyed our short stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful inside and out ... We went for mass, but there is also a nice shop for tourists or religious gifts.

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