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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: 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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Beautiful, historical mission

Beautiful, tranquil mission with many rooms to explore from mission era. Both Padres and Indian tools and artifacts. The garden is also peaceful. This is easy to walk to, as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Gloria M
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Fremont, California
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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful, tranquil mission with many rooms to explore from mission era. Both Padres and Indian tools and artifacts. The garden is also peaceful. This is easy to walk to, as it is heart of downtown.

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Santa Margarita, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This mission is in a nice setting in downtown San Luis Obispo. Enjoy walking the grounds and take time to visit chapel. This mission appears to be well restored. Close to downtown shops and restaurants.

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Braintree, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Mass here and then explored the mission, garden, museum, and gift shop. What a gem. Lovely and peaceful inside. I am a singer for the Catholic Church so I've been inside many back east but nothing like this. Serene shrines to our lady off to the side. Nice staff and selections in the gift shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My review is very incomplete as I did not get to go inside the church or attend mass. The location is lovely and the building is very pretty. There are many options for Sunday mass and daily mass. We happened to be passing through on a Wednesday and were staying with friends who had other plans for us, but next... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The mission is an amazing piece of local history and is well maintained. There are still mass services that take place. There is a lot to see if you take the time to read and look. It is free but donations are accepted.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When this place was suggested for a visit we were not sure to be honest but having visited and taken in the free guided tour I would thoroughly recommend. The buildings and grounds are beautiful and very peaceful. The tour was conducted by a local volunteer whose passion and knowledge really brought this place and California's history to life.

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very well kept mission. Still in use as a church. Very peaceful spot. Loved it. I think it's a must to stop at this place if you visit SLO.

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Los Gatos, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice Mission on the creek in downtown SLO. the museum and ground are interesting and a fun and free way to spend an hour or less...

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Grounds were well kept and the blooms were wonderful. Nice area in the back for quiet times under the arbor of grape vines. The area was rather brown due to a drought but otherwise nice and clean.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our stop at the mission. A parishioner gave a free tour. She was very knowledgeable and really made the mission come to life. I am not sure if the tour times are always at the same times as she mentioned she had to work around church events. I am glad we had the chance to visit.

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