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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a gorgeous church! The esthetic combines traditional and contemporary elements and is just beautiful. We happened to visit in between two weddings, which was fortunate. Keep this in mind if you are going on a Saturday.

Thank Travelingtiltheend
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped in here on my way to the San Jose Art Museum and I'm really glad I did. It's a beautiful cathedral with a lot of history. I won't spoil that by mentioning any of it here. My guide was very friendly and knowledgeable,...More

Thank hunnyjar
Reviewed 6 August 2018

History right at our doorstep! Classic Spanish mission in the heart of San Jose, California. Gorgeous icons created by the first settler priests of California. The beauty will take your breath away - a MUST to visit!

Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 15 July 2018

I came here to pray and to view the architecture both inside and out, but upon entering there were alot of Vietnamese people getting ready for a wedding..So I quickly admired the gold rotunda, the saints. In fact, the church looked rather new and recently...More

Thank Marta E
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Tjhey have daily Mass too. The altar has the West/Southwest look to it. Ceiling and walls have beautiful art.

Thank zorro181
Reviewed 11 July 2018

I was only in St Louis for a day and had lots on my list of things to do. So happy I was able to make it to the Basilica. This is just a stunning church to go visit. The grounds the buildings and the...More

Thank Jeannine W
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Such an awesome experience with the art and statues. Church pews set up differently than other cathedrals, love it

Thank chatalus
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Let me preface this by saying I had my confirmation here and planned to get married here. My husband and I decided to do a destination wedding instead. This church is GORGEOUS!!! You can come and admire the paintings and is a place of serenity...More

Thank Angela S
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I highly recommend a mass attendance or a look inside. It is so beautiful! I attended two priest ordinations here.

Thank Christine P
Reviewed 9 July 2018

The cathedral is a must see if you are visiting San Jose. It has been completely renovated and is gorgeous on the inside. Plan on attending a service, a concert or just tour the facility.

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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