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Built in 1876, this church serves the oldest parish in San Jose.
80 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2303
+1 408-283-8100
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All reviews attend mass stained glass old church lovely church stunning architecture located in downtown san jose museum of art worth a visit priest catholic prayer sanctuary statues diocese parishioners edifice beauty
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The Cathedral Bicilica of St.St.Joseph is beautiful and peaceful. God blessed America and peace upon nations.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kellybee N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Basilica is full of light and offers a space of respite. The ornamentation is profound and reflects the early Jesuit influence. Even with the decorative work on the walls, the space gives the sense of simplicity. I loved the three windows at the back...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Margaret Lois J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While visiting San Jose and strolling along Market St. we saw this beautiful Basilica ~ and its doors were open to the public. When you step inside the noise from the city fades and you are surrounded by the most lovely peaceful feeling. The few...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank B S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not gigantic, but a lovely surprise once you enter. As the doors shut behind you, you know you have entered a special place. Beautiful stained glass, excellent acoustics. They have a series of free concerts during the Christmas season. Check it out.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Beautiful Basilica located in Downtown San Jose. Majestic Spiritual sanctuary for your reflection or to attend service

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank H W
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This is an exceptionally wonderful place - beautiful, peaceful, prayerful... A must visit when you're in downtown San Jose!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank C V
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Whether you are Catholic or not this is a must place. It was refurbished a number of years ago and is gorgeous. A must see piece of architecture.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Bob S
Reviewed 14 October 2018

This is a beautiful cathedral in San Jose. Beautiful stained glass for a classic cathedral with a modern circular seating design for worshippers. Beautifully maintained and accessible to all.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CazzaHayes
Reviewed 8 October 2018

I hadn't previously seen any pictures of this church but I am fan of visiting any Church wherever I go and I was impressed as soon as I walked in. This is not your traditional church layout and it's beautiful and gorgeous and you don't...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Viviana M
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Attended a Knights of Malta installation. It was a very special event in a very beautiful venue. In the heart of downtown made it accessible to restaurants after the event.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Diane C
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Damilola E
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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