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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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751 Palm St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3521
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To understand how the missions came about was fascinating This mission and museum is very special Coming from Europe it put things into perspective of the lovely area

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Droopydrawrs52
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to learn California history and enjoy Spanish architecture you must see all the CA Missions. This one is one of the best located in downtown SLO and easy to see and convenient to everything.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just all around great family fun and very historic had so much to offer will definitely be back not enough time to see it all but will definitely be back

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Roadglide17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed walking through the church. There is a small store inside. It is set inside of a park. There is entertainment at the night ark but did not stay for it. Lots of stores to shop at in the area.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank LoveTraveling93
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Founded in the 1700's, this is a a slice of early california history, is very well maintained. Well worth a visit as it is free to tour.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MPP2703
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa The Mission San Luis Obispo was founded in 1772 by Junipero Serra. It’s exceptionally well maintained and provides regularly scheduled docent led tours. There’s a wealth of Early Californian History in the tours, on the grounds and within its...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank garygoeseverywhere
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No trip to San Luis Obispo would be complete without a visit to the Mission. The church is plain but beautiful and is the only L shaped Mission church of the 21 Missions throughout the coast. There are docent tours available. A schedule is posted...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Maryann L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I visted this mission in July. It is free to tour and we checked out the museum first before going into the church. The museum has a lot of information about the museum and a little about San Luis Obispo.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank KCJ44
Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

We were there for a wedding on a very hot day. Unfortunately the church does not have air conditioning, but with all of the doors open, there was a little air movement in a few areas of the church near the doors. It was beautiful...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MikePslo
Reviewed July 22, 2019

The building is amazing. I attended Mass at around noon. Very nice and lots of people. I did walk around the museum (I didn't know there was one there)

Date of experience: July 2019
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Nadia P
January 19, 2019|
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Response from daderdoc | Reviewed this property |
Very small grounds at mission itself mostly landscaped. Don’t think they would appreciate pets. Plenty of other open areas in the San Luis environs
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Jerry M
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