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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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SLO Mission

This is one of the beautiful California Missions. It is a very nice place to see actual history. It is used weekly where services are still held.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is one of the beautiful California Missions. It is a very nice place to see actual history. It is used weekly where services are still held.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

this was my second time in SLO but I didn't visit The mission the first time and IT was a shame because it's One of The BEST place I visit in California. Don't miss to visit The garden on The back of The Mission

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

stopped in San Luis Obispo in order to visit this mission. Very beautiful inside and gardens. love looking at the history of the missions in California. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Beware of the public toilets across the street as they were disgusting.

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Placerville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa - one of the 21 missions established by the Padres back in the early history of CA. Beautiful example of architecture during that time period and an opportunity to see how life was lived by the Padres & the Indians of the period. A great adventure for the whole family.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Interesting and historic mission just off the 101, within a peaceful setting of gardens. It is across the street from the History Centre and Museum.

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Brushy Creek, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This well-preserved and restored Spanish mission still serves as an active Catholic parish. There are several rooms full of historical exhibits and artifacts, but the signage is in need of refreshing and the rooms are quite dim (on purpose to help preserve the artifacts, but could be improved). You can get a decent feel for how things operated back in... More 

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The church is an active Roman Catholic parish in the middle of downtown San Luis Obispo. Church building and grounds are well maintained and quite beautiful. Museum is well done and gives you a good feel for the history of the mission. Certainly worth a visit when in town.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Well worth the visit and the beautiful gardens and buildings. A humbling sanctuary. Very good gift shop and friendly staff.

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Beaumont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

One of the larger missions...well kept.....some historical glimmers of past life preserved...active Roman Catholic parish, expansive grounds........Beautiful setting......................

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A beautifully restored community sanctuary and operational parish with gardens and a museum that is worthy of the visit. Situated in the heart of the town of San Luis Obispo,,,the mission plaza sees as a venue for concerts, festivals and art shows. The mission bells cast in Europe sound daily by local volunteers and celebrate weddings, daily time and special... More 

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