Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, San Jose

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The Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph (Spanish: Catedral Basílica de San José) is a large Roman Catholic church in Downtown San Jose, which serves as the cathedral for the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose in California, with the distinction of minor basilica.

The basilica is named for Saint Joseph, patron saint of the Catholic Church and namesake of San Jose, California.

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  • We went to see this beautiful Cathedral, which is in the downtown are of San Jose. The columns in front are nice. There are stairs to get into the cathedral. This is an active congregation in...  more »
  • This basilica is much more beautiful inside than its external look. It is not a place that you would not expect in the heart of Silicon Valley and a city downtown (i.e. San Jose) relatively...  more »
  • Nice architecture. It is a Roman Catholic church in San Jose downtown. Parking is bit a problem here. Interior of the large dome is excellent. The basilica is in the name of Saint Joseph. The Odell pipe organ is nice, which was built in 18th century.
  • This once-beautiful basilica has, like so many others, been defaced by vandals infected with the Spirit of Vatican II. This is one of the worst wreckovations I've seen, which is impressive. Achievement unlocked, I guess. On the positive side, you can spend an entertaining five minutes playing Where's Waldo to find the Tabernacle.

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