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Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

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Address: 751 Palm St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3521
Phone Number: +1 805-781-8220
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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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Beautifully painted interiors with historic art

You enter the Mission from the lively plaza in this very historic town. The interior painting with images brought to California by St. Junipero Serra will "knock your socks off... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Luis Obispo, California
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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

History of the Mission, good walk through the grounds with roses & sweet tasting grapes on an arbor.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You enter the Mission from the lively plaza in this very historic town. The interior painting with images brought to California by St. Junipero Serra will "knock your socks off." This is an incredible visit into the past. It's well woerth the journey.

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Arcadia, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit California Mission. As soon as I enter the building, I felt the god presence. I felt so peace and ease my feeling while I was there. Gift shop has a lot nice staff.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Admission to this Mission, which was founded in 1772 and is the 5th of 21 missions, is by donation with a suggested rate of $5 per person. It was a lovely place to visit. It would have been helpful to have a bit more signage around for easier self touring. The gardens are so pretty, too.

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at Mission San Luis Obispo at 5:50 AM, enjoy walking around on to 7 AM until mass started. A nice lady who is in charge allowed my children and their friend and their dog to get in, dog was quite all through mass was done. Great experience, Nice people

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Littleton, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent about an hour being able to walk through the mission grounds and museum. A great opportunity to see and feel the historical significance of the old missions. The was no charge for it and no rush to get through it. Very engaging to see and read the materials along the way.

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Gallipolis, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Mission. Very beautiful. Loved the colorful cows. Don't need to go to the restroom while in the area. Lots of Homeless people and restroom was disgusting.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

A simple well maintained church to sit and enjoy the tranquility. When we visited there was one person asleep across the seats, another knitting and someone else peacefully sitting. Outside there is a small courtyard with seating and plants, including lemon trees, pomegranate trees and vines

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

It seems that this is more of an active church then a historical landmark. It does have a vast history and significance. But the way the history is presented in a very elementary way. Grammatical errors and all. A bit odd. But still worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Mission San Luis Obispo is right in the middle of town. It's grounds are small but beautiful. The Museum was very interesting and showed the chronology of life at the Mission.

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