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Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

751 Palm St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
805-781-8220
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Type: Missions, Cultural
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Owner description: 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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Encinitas
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

This is a beautifully restored mission, with a charming courtyard, beautiful sanctuary, and some historic bells in the back area. The mission is downtown, and San Luis Obispo is a walkable, enchanting area with lots of restaurants and shops.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

I live in Northern California and I have always wanted to travel and see all the missions. This was my third one. It's very quaint and the church is just awe aspiring when you walk in. The grounds are beautiful and it's right near shops and food places.

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Roseville, California
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105 reviews 105 reviews
36 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 NEW

My wife and I stopped by the Mission on our way up the Central California coast to Ragged Point Inn. We realize that we've seen enough of the Junípero Serra missions to think about setting a goal of visiting all of them. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is smallish, by some standards, and might seem rather uninteresting. But ...... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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82 reviews 82 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

One of the nicest active Catholic missions, well cared for & maintained with a mini-vineyard on its internal patio. Situated in a plaza & garden area by the creek with easy access to excellent local restaurants.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Not just a beautiful and historic building in California, but it is our church. The first time I walked into the area I felt the Holy Spirit and knew that this was a very sacred place to be. God has called us both to be there. That is my wife and I. Love is what God wants for all of... More

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Los Osos
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Mission in San Luis Obispo is one of the best missions on the mission trail to visit. It is located in the center of city of San Luis Obispo and has beautiful grounds as well as a restored sanctuary. The Mission is a working parish and very active. There is also a very good museum with a small donation... More

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California
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751 attraction reviews
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This beautiful old mission is right on the plaza in old Centro San Luis Obispo. I was there for a wine-tasting and two weddings took place. Good to see the building still in active use!

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Templeton, California, United States
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103 reviews 103 reviews
8 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I have been to the Mission at least two times for the Mozaic Festival (formerly Mozart Festival) to watch a chamber orchestra performance. It is a lovely environment to listen to music. The plaza out front often has fun and interesting festivals, and is conveniently located in downtown San Luis Obispo. The Mission is still an active parish, not one... More

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Winston-Salem, NC
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45 reviews 45 reviews
3 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We enjoyed stopping by the mission while walking along the creek. It has a pretty garden, lovely whitewashed interior with hand painted designs all along wall and ceiling and a beautiful statue of St. Francis. Worth a stop--no charge.

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Apple Valley, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Mission has beautiful grounds. I love missions and lighthouses. It.s right in the middle of town and an easy walk to eateries and hotels. I love when they ring the bells.

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