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Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

Address: 751 Palm St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone Number: 805-781-8220
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Type: Missions, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Founded on September 1, 1772, this is considered one of the most beautiful missions in California...
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Type: Missions, Sights & Landmarks
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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Vacaville, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
21 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We didn't tour the whole place...looks like it is well maintained. Church service was going on when we got there, so we couldn't tour the sanctuary.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A must see, especially if you are visiting all the Missions. And the outdoor "plaza" area has beautiful flowers, a working "BBQ" area, wishing well, and their old bells in 3 different keys, very nice slice of history.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

An historic mission still used for worship and accessible and friendly- (in contrast to Santa Barbara). We enjoyed our visit and while waiting for a funeral to finish wandered about the "downtown" area.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Beautiful place to spend a Sunday morning or Saturday evening. I believe they hold 7 AM mass during the week for those of us who might be a little too busy on the weekends The gardens are beautiful throughout the year as well!

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21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The town was really built around this landmark, with grassy areas, walkways and bridges intertwining over the San Luis Creek.

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Arlington, Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Do not leave SLO without seeing the Mission! It is a charming old building with a beautiful garden and a small museum. There is also a gift shop that offers simple souvenirs and religious gifts. After visiting the museum, it is so nice to seat in the garden and catch some sun for a few minutes! There are several public... More 

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England
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161 reviews 161 reviews
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483 helpful votes 483 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Well worth a visit to this mission. The "museum" is a bit odd and is self guided but it's still interesting. The building is beautiful and appears to be being well looked after.

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Bury, United Kingdom
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We have been lucky enough to see a few mission places on our travels across America but this one had very nice outside space with good views well worth a visit. The inside is beautiful with nice artitecture throughout the mission.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We stopped off to see the Mission on a road trip it is a really peaceful place with plenty of history.The town is also very pleasant and we wished we had more time, if we went again we would definitely stay over and explore more.

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Victorville, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

A visit to the Mission San Luis Obispo is a nice way to spend a few hours or an entire afternoon. You can stroll the grounds on you own or make prearrangement for a Docent lead tour. There is plenty of California history to see. This is a working mission and serves the community, you can check their website for... More 

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