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Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

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Address: 751 Palm St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone Number: 805-781-8220
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Description: Founded on September 1, 1772, this is considered one of the most beautiful...
Founded on September 1, 1772, this is considered one of the most beautiful missions in California and still serves as an active church in the community.
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The Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, named after a bishop from Toulouse France. Founded by Junipero Serra, it is one of the few missions that remains in the same location after... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Atascadero, California
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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

As California missions go, this is not one of any special interest. It is fairly plain and not particularly distinctive in any way. Worth a quick visit if you're already in San Luis Obispo for other reasons, but I certainly would not make a special trip there to see this mission. You can easily see it all in less than... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Although not all the missions are identical, they each have their own lure and charm. This mission is no different. Yet it feels like you've been here before. It has a new familiarity about it. You'll see. Especially if you been to other missions.

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Atascadero, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, named after a bishop from Toulouse France. Founded by Junipero Serra, it is one of the few missions that remains in the same location after all these years. Facing on to the mission plaza this church has been well taken care of over the years. If you come to the mission remember it... More 

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Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I enjoyed being able to attend church in the historic mission. I then went to the museum which had some interesting artifacts. They tended to be a conglomeration of historical items which seemed to me could have been put in a more logical order.There is also a gift shop.

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Vienna, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The mission is a step back in time. It was charming and well-kept and full of history. Take time to see the grounds including the vineyards and plaza which have nice write ups and descriptions of the area and mission.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A beautiful Mission with a fine collection of religious art. The Mission has hired a professional Iconographer to restore art which has been in storage, and freshly restored pieces are coming out all the time. The gift shop staff is friendly, and I know from personal experience that they will gladly mend broken Rosaries, should you happen to have one.... More 

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Elizabeth, Illinois
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We attended my nephew's wedding there and it was beautiful! The only drawback were the homeless looking people lurking in the square outside the church. One of them approached us to tell us a joke and insisted the joke wasn't free, that we needed to pay him money. I would have given him some if he hadn't insisted, but not... More 

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Billings, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I would not go out of my way to see this mission, but if you are in SLO stop by. I was disappointed that the exhibits don't tell you much about the mission. More about Indian history. We were there 10 minutes and that was plenty.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

As Franciscan missions go in the Southwest, this one is just as old as most, but much more austere than, say, San Xavier del Bac in Tucson. Architecturally plain and relatively unadorned inside and out, with a few interesting altars, statues and icons. Within an easy walk from downtown restaurant district.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We were travelng up the coast of California from San Diego to San Francisco and we stopped in SLO for a break. It is a very picturesque town nestled in the rolling hills. The downtown area is beautiful, and one of the jewels in the town's crown is the Mission. It is as an historic place in California as they... More 

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Address: 751 Palm St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone Number: 805-781-8220
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo

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