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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: +1 408-283-8100
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Built in 1876, this church serves the oldest parish in San Jose.

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Beautiful historic site

The church is beautiful and the docents are knowledgeable. We enjoyed our tour. Conveniently located in downtown San Jose.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The church is beautiful and the docents are knowledgeable. We enjoyed our tour. Conveniently located in downtown San Jose.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must See while visiting San Jose, impressive structure yet able to feel more connected to a higher divinity.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a beautiful work of art. An amazing architectural piece of work, both inside and outside. Great stained glass and sculptures. Nice photo opportunities.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

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

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 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 much needed funds for community organizations. Bring cushion as seats are hard. Not well-heated in... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 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 Frances on a daily basis. When you enter you will be taken back by the... More 

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Ivanhoe, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 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 looking for things to do in San Jose

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

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

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 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.

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