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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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Beautiful Mission in the heart of San Luis Obispo

This is a great place to walk through. Good displays, gardens and open beautiful church. Take some time to enjoy it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Carlsbad, California, United States
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Carlsbad, California, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to walk through. Good displays, gardens and open beautiful church. Take some time to enjoy it!

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Vacaville, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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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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38 helpful votes 38 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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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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52 reviews 52 reviews
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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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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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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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59 helpful votes 59 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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