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Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

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80 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2303
+1 408-283-8100
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Beautiful mission. Great for photography. Very historic. Great place to just sit quietly and... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2016
Saint Petersburg, FL
Go for a concert & meditate on the stained glass

Attend to hear seasonal concerts from local symphonic choirs (Ex. Bach Magnificat Nov 26, 2016... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2016
San Jose, California
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Built in 1876, this church serves the oldest parish in San Jose.
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80 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2303
+1 408-283-8100
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Reviewed October 8, 2016

Beautiful mission. Great for photography. Very historic. Great place to just sit quietly and contemplate life.

Thank bennett942
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Attend to hear seasonal concerts from local symphonic choirs (Ex. Bach Magnificat Nov 26, 2016 nominal fee) or free performances provided by a variety of groups (ex. Season of Hope) are fantastic ways to experience the beauty of this place. Supports local arts and raises...More

Thank paladin11
Reviewed September 12, 2016

This cathedral is a showpiece and a reverent place in the heart of busy downtown. The majesty, the stained glass and the sculpture are surpassed only by the humble mission of caring and compassion for all. This church is doing the good work of Pope...More

Thank ProudCalifNative
Reviewed August 29, 2016

You don't need to be catholic to immerse yourself in the beautiful architecture inside and outside the Cathedral. My wife was moved very much and about ready to cry when we went inside. I would definitely be a good thing to see if you are...More

Thank fred3235
Reviewed August 29, 2016

An artist from Europe spent several years hand painting the ceiling and restoring several murals. He did a wonderful job! Well worth seeing.

Thank Gargan S
Reviewed August 24, 2016

This is a very nice cathedral which worse visit if you are around. It will take you no more than 10~15 minutes.

Thank Arthur T
Reviewed August 23, 2016

We enjoy the cathedral the whole year but mostly in Decmber. We go always to the concerts prior t Christmas and also to the midnight mass on Chrtisymas eve. We are not religious but still enjoy the place and the feeling it gives us.

Thank Christine Moham... M
Reviewed August 22, 2016

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.

Thank yolofam4
Reviewed August 22, 2016

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

Thank fellowbrit2016
Reviewed August 22, 2016

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...More

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Response from JohnWong56 | Reviewed this property |
I visited the church in the morning around 8 am during the weekdays and they have no services so was able to walk about freely. It is wise to check the church website for mass schedule to avoid the crowd. FYI there is... More