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Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

80 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2303
+1 408-283-8100
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Good stop if in the downtown area

Nice Basilica that was open late for a choral recital. Acoustics were excellent and could see the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
joepaulsenngoro2
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Dublin, California
Not Very Religious

I'm not a religious person at all, but this is a beautiful building! The architecture is amazing. I... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Z L
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Built in 1876, this church serves the oldest parish in San Jose.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“stained glass” (10 reviews)
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80 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2303
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+1 408-283-8100
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice Basilica that was open late for a choral recital. Acoustics were excellent and could see the singers.

Thank joepaulsenngoro2
Reviewed 13 October 2017

I'm not a religious person at all, but this is a beautiful building! The architecture is amazing. I went here for a Christmas event, and the music was very well put together. Definitely worth visiting!

Thank Z L
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph is a beautiful church well worth the time to visit. Give yourself a break from the hectic life to enjoy an oasis in the heart of San Jose.

1  Thank MonkGonzo
Reviewed 8 August 2017

If you're in the neighborhood, this lovely church is worth a visit. It has beautiful stained glass windows and its unique shape gives it an intimate feeling.

2  Thank Sonia F
Reviewed 23 July 2017

I've performed in many concerts here over the years, and attended a few. Otherwise, I suppose if you're interested in Roman Catholicism, it is worth a visit.

Thank DarthAnonymous
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Cute basilica and gave me a slight flashback of Europe. We came across this and just too a peek. . .

1  Thank I_See_the_World_Now
Reviewed 18 July 2017

I love to visit cathedrals. This one is great. If you are near downtown you should stop in and take a look! :)

Thank lilldoberman
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I recently attended a baccalaureate mass in this cathedral. I was in awe of its beauty inside. It is truly inspiring. Lovely acoustics, cannot wait to back for a Christmas mass and concert in the near future.

Thank H_Vu11
Reviewed 25 June 2017

i attended mass here on a sunday morning. i really like the set up and it is indeed a beautiful church, i had a chance to visit with an usher and the priest before mass and both were super friendly

1  Thank marymark059
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I've only seen the basilica from the outside, but I've seen photos of the interior. The outside alone is worth a visit because of the magnificent architecture. It is easy to get to with many nearby parking lots and restaurants in San Jose.

Thank GlennFrancoSimmons
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Damilola E
27 March 2015|
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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
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